We’re told many different facts about the effect of salt on our health, and as the debate heats up, we’re often left confused as to which salt to use and how often we should use it.
There are many ways to feel happy and healthy, and using salt can help. If you want to know more about salt and some of the benefits salt can have on improving our health, then read on.
The ratio of salt and water is crucial for helping the metabolic rate of our bodies as the salt sends signals to our muscles and nerves which helps to encourage the fluid content in our blood cells. However, if we consume too much salt, it can lead to high blood pressure, asthma, weight gain and other health issues.
According to health and medical communities, different salts will have varying advice associated with them, but The American Heart Association recommends 2,300 milligrams per day. However, much of this intake is derived from processed food, bread, cereals, etc. so you should always refer to the nutritional information on pre-packaged food labels to find out the precise salt content. Alternatively, if you eat a diet of fresh food such as green vegetables, seafood, etc. and add salt for flavour in cooking, then how much you consume will differ.
It should be said that if in doubt, check with your doctor first and remember that too much salt can have the opposite effect and cause more problems if not taken in moderation.
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