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How much salt should be taken daily

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How much salt should be taken daily

Salt not only enhances the taste of food but also takes care of our body. A moderate amount of salt plays a role in eliminating iodine deficiency in the body.

However, nutritionists say that you should not eat more than 5 grams of salt throughout the day. The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved this. Dobby’s WHO also says that a healthy person should consume no more than 5 grams of salt per day. Eating more salt can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.

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The World Health Organization says that sodium-potassium is very important to keep the body healthy. If a person consumes 5 grams of salt per day, then his body will have a balanced amount of these two elements.

Otherwise, eating more salt increases sodium levels in the body. Due to this the bones become weak. High blood pressure also occurs. And if the problem of high blood pressure increases, the risk of heart attack and stroke increases.

The observation of the World Health Organization is that every year more than 3 million people die from various problems due to excessive salt intake. People who suffer from such problems regularly consume more than 5 grams, in many cases up to 9-12 grams of salt. That is, almost double the requirement. If salt intake could be controlled, at least 2.5 million lives would be saved.

How to control excess salt intake?

Do not keep salt shakers on the dining table. Eat less snacks or chips when you are hungry. Or make a habit of buying low sodium food items.

Experts say that salt has two main components, sodium and potassium. However, sodium content is high and potassium content is very low. In this situation, those who eat more salt end up taking more sodium into the body. And it causes huge damage.

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