Excessively salty foods are very harmful to pregnant women and sick people as they overload the kidneys and liver. For a healthy person, it is also not good to overdo it with salty foods.
A person often consumes salt in excess of their recommended daily rate, which slows the metabolism and causes weight gain.
Do not overdo it with salty foods and the sooner you learn to eat food with less salt, the more you will avoid harmful it’s effects on the body.
The more salt you eat, the more you drink. A healthy heart and kidneys discard twenty-five grams of salt from the human body a day.
If you focus on salty foods, you take in more than the body can get rid of. Then the remaining salt will accumulate in the body.
If you do not drink enough fluids, salt accumulates. This process continues for years, and the body becomes a storehouse for cells filled with salt. This upsets the balance of potassium and sodium, and this often leads to swelling.
When people overdo it with salty foods, their skin, subcutaneous tissue, lungs, bones and muscles receive a large amount of sodium chloride. This reduces the content of other important elements in the tissues - potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. This leads to many diseases.
If you reduce the amount of salt in your food, the excess of sodium chloride will gradually start to come out of your body. Overuse of salty foods increases the workload on the heart, and kidneys and slows the flow of blood through blood vessels.
Potatoes are delicious and need no salt if you cut them in half, bake them in the oven and eat them with a sauce of cream, garlic and chopped green herbs. After five or six weeks, during which you hardly eat salty foods, you will feel much better.
You should not give up salt entirely, as this is dangerous. Iodized salt supplies nutrients to the body, but it must be consumed in moderation.