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The function of salt

  1. Most people only know salt as an addition to the food and they know that too much salt is not good for them. But salt also has good functions in the body. Below you can read what the role of salt is in your body and what exactly the consequences are if you consume too much salt.

  1. Salt is important for nerve impulse conduction, signals from your brain that, for example, instruct muscles to lift your arm, and muscle contraction. In addition, salt is important for the fluid balance in your body and it plays a role in the regulation of blood pressure.

More salt than necessary

  1. In principle, we consume more salt than we need. 75 percent of all the salt you consume in a day comes from processed products, 15 percent is added to food during cooking, and only 10 percent comes from unprocessed, natural products. Salt is filtered in your body by your kidneys and then enters the blood. If you have too much salt in your body, your blood salt levels will increase. The moisture / salt ratio is then out of balance. This makes you thirsty, which makes you drink more. This ensures that the moisture / salt ratio is rebalanced. Your kidneys ensure that the extra fluid is removed along with the salt.

High blood pressure

  1. For years it was thought that salt was the main cause of high blood pressure. People who are sensitive to salt do indeed immediately get a higher blood pressure when eating salt. Then eating less to no salt can help prevent high blood pressure. But in the vast majority of people with high blood pressure, eating less salt does not lower blood pressure. The most effective way to lower your blood pressure is to lose weight. This is because high blood pressure is generally most common in overweight people.

Edema

  1. Too much salt can cause edema in addition to high blood pressure. Edema means that the fluid in your body is not properly removed. The fluid then accumulates in certain places in the body. This causes swelling, for example in your ankles. In general, too much salt is not a problem, as long as you drink enough water. Then the excess salt can be removed. However, if you eat salt very often, the kidneys are overloaded and that is not good for your heart. You can then develop heart and vascular problems. It is best not to eat more than 6 grams of salt per day. People with high blood pressure are advised to take a maximum of 2 grams of salt per day.

  2. Too much salt can cause edema in addition to high blood pressure. Edema means that the fluid in your body is not properly drained. The fluid then accumulates in certain places in the body. This causes swelling, for example in your ankles. In general, too much salt is not a problem, as long as you drink enough water. Then the excess salt can be removed. However, if you eat salt very often, the kidneys are overloaded and that is not good for your heart. You can then develop heart and vascular problems. It is best not to eat more than 6 grams of salt per day. People with high blood pressure are advised to take a maximum of 2 grams of salt per day.



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