Side effects of consuming excessive salt

As we all know that health is the greatest wealth of a person. A person should always give priority to his/her health. A person can do anything in the world if he has a sound health but if he is not healthy enough for himself then he cannot do anything. Salt puts up our blood pressure.

 

Raised blood pressure is the major factor which causes strokes, heart failure and heart attacks, the leading causes of death and disability.  Small amounts of salt are essential for our health. Adults need less than 1 gram per day and children need even less.

 

As a nation we are all eating approximately 8.1g of salt per day, far more than we need and more than the recommended maximum of 6g per day, putting us at risk of all of these health problems.

 

The good news is that reducing your salt intake can lower your blood pressure and the risk of disease. In fact right down to 3g per day, the lower the salt intake, the lower the blood pressure.