What Are The Dangers Of Having Too Much Salt?


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Steve Theunissen Profile
Especially should those who eat much meat be very sparing in their use of salt. According to one medical authority, the average person takes in about a half ounce of salt daily, but could get along well on just one fifth of that amount. If the excess salt is not eliminated, the result is dropsy. There has also been shown to be a direct relationship between salt and high blood pressure.

So avoid making the use of salt a habit. At least, taste your food before adding salt. The salt habit not only may tax your kidneys and cause high blood pressure but also will likely cause you to eat too much. When you have parties, it might be a kindness not to serve only salty foods with the drinks. Consider also serving unsalted nuts and such toothsome raw vegetables as carrot sticks and celery stalks. In this way your guests will be avoiding too much salt as well as getting a more balanced repast. And when you do use salt on your food, you may find it beneficial to use a vegetable salt, which can help to cut down on your intake of actual sodium chloride.
molly mcgowan Profile
molly mcgowan answered
The dangers of having too much salt are many.

A lot of people add salt to their meals which already have salt in them. Ready cooked meals have more salt in them than you're meant to have in you daily allowance (6g) averaging 17.5grams in one of them. Having too much salt narrows your arteries which leads to a heart attack and you may die you don't get to hospital immediately.
melissa childers Profile
The # 1 danger is high blood pressure...also, too much salt causes you to retain fluid and can lead to swelling (edema).
suman kumar Profile
suman kumar answered
1st Danger of having too much salt is the person will get raise inBlood pressure. That in turn makes lots of complications such as heart trouble in later stages of his life
stephanie lokkeberg Profile
Not only high blood pressure but High cholestorol.I know this first hand actually!I`m living proof and when I cut my salt and sodium count,my cholestorol went WAY down,and my father had the same problems.
Robyn Rothman Profile
Robyn Rothman answered
Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure. I was told to stay away from salt even though I rarely use it, I couldn't understand why. Then I found out that many processed foods have a lot of sodium in them. I wasn't aware of the sodium content of soup. It's off the charts. Chinese food is another no no.
Pamela Krueger Profile
Pamela Krueger answered
As others have already stated: High blood pressure plus too much salt is not good for your kidneys, as your body would usually retain water from too much salt.
Kevin Bradley Profile
Kevin Bradley answered

If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood pressure. So, the more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the greater the strain on your heart, arteries, kidneys and brain. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes, dementia and kidney disease.

Taila Nevado Profile
Taila Nevado answered

Well, having too much salt is detrimental for your health.
One immediate effect is you start feeling extremely thirsty because your body starts
craving water. You will also get bloated. Moreover, the risk of having high
blood pressure, stomach ulcers and eventually kidney stones. Too much sodium
might actually hinder your kidney from functioning properly. 

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