Short Advantages and disadvantages of Salt

Salt is necessary for the body, but with 1 gram a day we have enough. If your diet is varied, you will get all the salt you need from food, without having to add extra salt to your dishes, therefore, all the salt you add is more in your relationship with your palate and eating habits than with real needs of the organism. 

Consuming a lot of salt can raise blood pressure, becoming, for some people, a factor of risk for cardiovascular diseases. At this time, there is no way to know in advance who may or may not be affected in this way by salt intake. If you really consume a lot of salt or a lot of salty products, it would be advisable to decrease this consumption a little. The following tips can help you achieve this.

  • Use less salt in your stews. 
  • Don't add extra salt to the table. "You didn't use the salt shaker so much on the table." 
  • Decrease the consumption of processed products that are very salty: smoked, preserved, salted fish, etc. 
  • Products called "snacks" usually have a lot of added salt. Select the ones whose label you can read "without salt": chips, pipes, popcorn, nuts, etc. 
  • Remember that sea salt and iodized salt have some minerals, but it is not better for your blood pressure.

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