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11.01.2019 Health & Fitness

If You Want To Take Care Of Your Heart, Avoid Excessive Salt.

By Catherine Forson Agbo
If You Want To Take Care Of Your Heart, Avoid Excessive Salt.
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Foods are exceptionally basic in our everyday activity. They give us adequate vitality to carry on in the day. But there is one item, we fail to notice in our foods. SALT! Did you also know that 80% of the salt you eat every day is "hidden" in the processed foods you eat? Did you additionally realize that the more salt you take into your body, the higher your danger of circulatory strain which prompts heart assaults, dementia, and kidney infection? I wager a few of us don't have the foggiest idea!

Salts hold water in the body which regulates the system. It becomes precarious when you consume an extreme amount of salt, which reverses the role of a small quantity of salt in the body. Large amounts of salt raise the dimension of additional water in the body which prompts an expansion in the dimensions of circulatory strain, accordingly expanding the danger of hearts assault and different infections.

A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine provides more evidence that high salt diets have negative effects on health, and found that:

  • People who eat high sodium, low potassium diets have a higher risk of dying a heart attack or from any cause.

It is likewise vital to take note of that taking blood pressure medicines to forestall disease does not license one to keep taking excessive salt into the system as it will only lose the potency of the medicine.

In this way, it is critical for individuals to give careful consideration to their diet to promote good health and wellbeing. The Archives of International Medicine, however, made some recommendations on how one can conceivable diminished the danger of salt in our eating routine. It expressed that, “People can make a key dietary change to help lower their risk: Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, which are naturally high in potassium and low in sodium—and eat less bread, cheese, and processed meat, as these and other processed foods are high in sodium and low in potassium”. Let’s practice healthy eating diet to promote growth and development for Ghana.