Salt’s role in our body

Do you have excess of salt in the body? Stress could be a common cause

Excess of salt in the body has been associated with increased blood pressure, which can lead to complications such as diabetes or heart disease.

Both high levels of stress and excess of salt have a negative impact on the body. Together, the risk of suffering from serious diseases is much higher, experts pointed out. Stressed people can retain with 500 milligrams of salt in addition daily, according to new studies.

The more a person is stressed, the more the body retains more salt. A consequence of salt excess  in the body is the increase of blood pressure, which can affect heart health.

Nutritionists recommend reducing the consumption of foods high in salt. And to reduce the level of stress in the body, the experts advise you to opt for relaxation methods such as yoga or meditation.

Also, sport helps to reduce stress in the body, thus preventing the impairment of cell function and premature aging of the organism.

How do salt help the body ?

Salt is guilty of a host of diseases when it is consumed in excess, but added to food in the normal level, this ingredient brings your body a number of benefits, but only if you’re an active and  healthy person.

Sodium chloride is an indispensable body substance, with an important role in the transmission of nerve impulses, muscle contractions and reliance in maintaining adequate fluid volume in the blood and tissues, and the recommended daily intake is 1.5 grams. Unfortunately though, an adult consumes in one day up to 5 times more, without his realizing it.

The consumption of too much salt can cause problems such as water retention, but also serious diseases at the level of the kidneys, bronchial asthma, gastric cancer or osteoporosis (prevents calcium deposition on bones).

However, when it is consumed in normal amounts, salt has two major benefits.

1.      Salt keepes your organs health

 Salt is essential for maintaining healthy cells in the body, but not in a large amount. Salt helps and improves the heart and helps maintain body hydration (lack of salt in the body leads to the rapid elimination of liquids, which leads to dehydration, which can be quite dangerous).

Specialists have done a test on a sample of 19,000 people in 33 different countries, over the past 20 years and found that people who consume between 1 and 3 mg of salt each day have more heart healthy, as well as other major organs such as the brain or kidneys. However, doctors say that women do not need more than 2 grams of salt to meet their body’s needs.

2.      Salt maintains the muscle

 Low sodium in the blood helps to keep your muscles from level to level as good, especially during exercise. First of all, as salt prevents excessive dehydration, which means that you will sweat less, but enough for your body to eliminate toxins. Therefore, doctors recommend people do sport, to consume certain products with salt before a physical workout, and after it to drink water just as they need.

 

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