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Excess Salt- Can be dangerous!
« on: March 15, 2012, 10:47:53 AM »
The amount of salt - sodium chloride - that we eat has a direct effect on our health and blood pressure. The more salt we eat the higher our blood pressure. This is true, not only in people with high blood pressure, but also in people with normal blood pressure. A high sodium salt intake also causes other health damage, such as greater retention of water in your body, which leads to swelling of the ankles and weight gain. Too much salt also worsens thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), asthma and kidney disease and is closely related to cancer of the stomach. Therefore, everyone should cut the amount of salt they eat to improve their health.

               Salt (sodium) is essential to our bodies. Normally the kidneys control the level of salt. If there is too much salt, the kidneys pass it into urine. But when our salt intake levels are very high, the kidneys cannot keep up and the salt ends up in our bloodstream. Salt attracts water. When there is too much salt in the blood, the salt draws more water into the blood. More water increases the volume of blood which raises blood pressure.

               The Salt Intake Recommendations:

You need about 500 milligrams of salt everyday for your body to function. Most people take in about 10 times that amount daily. The recommended amount of salt for people with high blood pressure is about 1500 milligrams a day. Any reduction in your salt intake will help.

               Lowering Your Salt Intake:

Processed foods use salt as an additive. Almost 80% of the average person's daily salt intake comes from processed foods. If we ate only natural foods and limited the use of table salt, we would be able to eliminate excess salt in our diets.

               Tips to avoid excess salt intake:

Cutting back on sodium is one action you can take to reduce your risk of high blood pressure and its related complications. Keep in mind that your taste buds are probably accustomed to a strong taste of salt, so limiting your consumption might take a little getting used to, but your health is worth it! Here are some sodium-cutting tips you can try today:

    #Introduce additional flavor to your foods with herbs and spices like garlic, oregano, basil, pepper, thyme and sesame. These all add flavor without the extra sodium. If a recipe calls for salt, cut the amount called for in half and taste it before adding more.

    #Make healthy choices at the grocery store. Processed foods (anything in a box or bag) tend to be high in sodium because it helps preserve foods longer and increase flavor. Always read labels for the foods you buy, including the sodium content on the nutrition facts label and the ingredients list.

    #Remember that "low-fat" or "low-calorie" doesn't mean healthy. These diet foods can also be higher in sodium because manufacturers hope that added sodium, a flavor-enhancer, will bring back the flavor that is missing since fat and other higher-calorie ingredients are removed. This is especially true for frozen dinners, which are often loaded with extra salt.

    #Olives, pickles and other items packed in brine are saturated in salt, as are many smoked and cured meats, like salami and bologna. Limit your intake of these high-sodium foods and be on the lookout for lower-sodium varieties.
     
     #Fast foods are high in more things than just fat. Many of these meals, sandwiches and fries contain more than your daily recommended intake of sodium in just one serving. When consulting restaurant websites to make healthy choices, pay attention to sodium levels as well. By keeping your portions in check (order a junior burger or small French fry instead of the big burgers and super fries) will help control your sodium (and caloric) intake.

      So try to limit ur salt intake to keep urself fit and healthy.

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Re: Excess Salt- Can be dangerous!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 12:49:00 PM »
thanks for sharing.. we should follow it...
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 06:05:39 PM »
Thank for your invaluable concern.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:13:47 PM »
thnk u sir
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Re: Excess Salt- Can be dangerous!
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 11:44:33 PM »
Very informative post. Thanks for sharing the post. Excess Salt is not good for us.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 07:20:29 PM »
yes thnks
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 01:16:58 PM »
Really helpful post for maintaining good health.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 06:00:10 PM »
Helpful post.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 10:20:37 PM »
Thnk u
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 11:25:27 PM »
Nice post............Excess salt is not good for health. Thanks for the informative post.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 09:54:36 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 11:51:02 AM »
We should avoid excess salt. Excess salt is very harmful for our body. To keep our body sound we should know these information. 
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