Paying attention to our salt intake !

You’ve been trying to eat less sodium — just a pinch of table salt on your baked potato and a dash on your scrambled eggs. But a pinch here and a dash there can quickly add up to unhealthy levels of sodium. Consider that just one teaspoon of table salt has 2,325 milligrams (mg) of sodium. And it’s not just table salt you have to worry about. Many processed and prepared foods already contain lots of sodium.

I was just reading the above lines at Mayoclinic.com from a beautiful article…How to tame your salt habit now?
I have observed that people are quite careless about their salt intake and generally they consider only the common salt (sodium chloride) consumption, if at all they care to do so. And for that also they only take into account the salt being used in food preparation. The above article is indeed an eye-opener – salt from the processed food is so much laden with salt!!

Actually it is not just common salt  — any salt which has sodium in it like sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) is a villain if we are consuming it in excess of daily recommendations which has been nicely explained in the above hyperlinked article.

It is as simple as that – we need to tame our tongue from our childhood only. If we are consuming salt more that our daily requirement, it leads to fluid retention which in turn leads to hypertension and other diseases. That’s why doctors always tell the hypertensive individuals to look at their salt intake——-you see blood pressure tablets are not just panacea by themselves—we definitely need to tame our salt habit from a young age.
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About drparveenchopra

Dr Parveen Chopra is Masters in Dental Surgery.. with 35 years of experience in dentistry. For trying his hand in health writing, he studied Communication for seven years. He is a blogger since 2007- he enjoys writing in conversational style.
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