How much salt consumption is harmful to human health?

 Sodium is an essential part of every human diet. It helps in maintaining the proper balance of water levels in the human body.

According to the Indian news channel NDTV, however, the correct balance of water levels is a tricky matter, as excessive salt intake increases blood pressure.

High blood pressure is very dangerous for human health and it can also lead to heart attack.

It's no wonder that excess consumption of salt, also known as sodium, causes health problems.

Heart diseases

Too much salt increases the water in your blood, which increases the overall volume of blood in the blood vessels. Blood pressure increases because the blood flow in the blood vessels is increased.

Over time, high blood pressure can damage the walls of blood vessels, which can block blood flow. This causes the heart to work harder to pump blood throughout the body, which exhausts it.

Also, too much water in the body causes gas and obesity.

Avoid junk food because it contains sodium and other heart-damaging ingredients.

Symptoms of high blood pressure are sometimes hidden, so it is also called the 'silent killer'. It is one of the leading causes of heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.

Low sodium intake can help reduce the rise in blood pressure that comes with aging, even if you don't already have high blood pressure. Furthermore, it can reduce the chances of kidney disease, stomach cancer, migraine, heart attack and stroke.

How to reduce sodium intake?

  High consumption of salt increases blood pressure.

Replace canned products (food items) with fresh fruits and vegetables. Because canned products are high in sodium to preserve them.

Use fresh meat instead of frozen meat.

Be sure to read food labels. Many foods contain more sodium than we think.

Avoid junk food because it contains sodium and other heart-damaging ingredients.

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