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3 Painful Results Of Consuming Too Much Salt

Excess of everything is bad and the same rule applies in case of ‘salt’. Salt, table salt or common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride. We all know that salt plays a key role in the food and health world. It is one ingredient that needs to be consumed in the perfect amount. A little extra or a little less of it can actually affect the human body beyond imagination. 

What Are the Health Risks of Eating Too Much Salt?

Increases Water Retention

If you eat too much salt, your kidneys may not be able to filter excess sodium from your bloodstream. Sodium builds up in your system, and your body holds onto extra water in an attempt to dilute the sodium. This can cause water retention and bloating.

Rise in blood pressure

A salt-rich meal can also cause a larger blood volume to flow through your blood vessels and arteries. This may result in a temporary rise in blood pressure.

That said, not everyone may experience these effects. For instance, research suggests that people who are salt resistant may not experience a rise in blood.

Over time, it may increase your risk of heart disease

One possible long-term effect of consuming too much salt is a heightened risk of heart disease. While the research is mixed, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that high salt intake causes blood pressure levels to rise and, therefore, lead to constricted blood vessels and arteries. As a result, this could lead to an increased risk of heart disease and even premature death.

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