Consuming more salt will fill the veins, there will be 5 fatal diseases, according to WHO, know the right dose
Sodium and potassium are already present in most of the food we eat.
On consuming more than 5 grams of salt, the kidney needs extra water.
Side Effects of High Salt Consumption: A small amount of salt is necessary for our body, but excessive consumption of it causes a lot of damage. Harvard Medical has given a clear warning that if the amount of sodium in the blood remains high continuously, then the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney damage increases manifold. The first effect of excessive consumption of salt comes in the form of high blood pressure. According to WHO, about 1.28 billion people worldwide have high BP, but unfortunately 46 percent of them do not even know that they have blood pressure disease. In most of the cases of blood pressure, excess salt is responsible. That’s why it is important to know that consuming salt daily is not harmful for our body.
WHO says that every year about 2.5 million people die due to excessive salt intake. If there is a slight reduction in the amount of salt, then most of these people can be saved from death.
how much salt is enough
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an adult person should not consume more than 2 grams of sodium daily. The main source of sodium is salt. The salt we eat is sodium chloride. It contains 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride. That is, if we consume 5 grams of salt daily, then roughly it will contain 2 grams of sodium. This much salt is enough for us. But on an average people eat 9 to 12 grams of salt daily. Due to excessive use of salt, 30 lakh people die directly and indirectly. WHO says that if there is a slight reduction in the consumption of salt, millions of lives can be saved every year.
These harmful effects are caused by excessive consumption of salt.
According to Harvard Medical Research, when the amount of sodium starts increasing in the body, then extra pressure starts on the kidney. Sodium reaches the veins of the blood and starts creating pressure. Additional water is needed to flush out this sodium from the blood. If the amount of sodium remains high in the blood continuously, then water will also remain continuously in the veins of the blood. This will keep the blood thin. The result of all this will be that the volume of both blood and fluid will increase. When the volume of blood is high, there will be more pressure on the heart, due to which the blood pressure will become high and there will be additional pressure on the veins of the blood. This will increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure manifold. It has been claimed in some studies that if the amount of sodium remains in the blood continuously, then the kidney can also be damaged and it can also cause damage to the bones.
Swelling will start appearing on the body
Sodium and potassium are mixed in salt. Sodium and potassium are already present in most of the food we eat. Therefore, when consuming more than 5 grams of salt, the kidney needs extra water to digest it. Due to this, the stomach will start bloating immediately and the face will look like puffy. Apart from this, swelling can also occur in the hands and feet. If we exercise in case of excessive salt intake, it will come out with sweat. But the consumption of alcohol will help in stopping the salt in the blood. This would be a more complicated situation. That’s why healthy food should be eaten. Consumption of seasonal vegetables, fruits and greens is necessary.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023