To use the UK for this example, it is a fact that we eat far too much salt. But is salt bad for you and if so how much is too much? I will tell you. Because in this post, I am going to highlight the bad things of salt. And then what it can do to your overall health
Now, the first thing that I will mention is this. It can increase the chances of heart disease and could even bring on a stroke. Both of which we DO NOT WANT, not ever.
One thing that I will say is this. If you are to follow the guides in this post. Then you do not need to worry if salty food is bad for you or not. As it really will not matter, you will be nowhere near dangerous levels of it.
Salt Kills You
There is no getting around it. Salt kills you. If you eat too much of it then it places you at massive risk.
Now hear this. In the UK, a huge third of all of our adults are in the eat way too much salt. Yes, you read it correctly. A massive third. That then results in high blood pressure due to the high amount.
We should all be aware that having high blood pressure shows no symptoms. It just is. That leads to people “stroking out” (suffering from a stroke).
In other words, a reduction of the amount of salt that you eat. Well, this will also lower your chances of suffering and therefore actually be developing these illnesses. A fact.
So, is salt bad for you? You bet. Not in small quantities, it is not but it is when you eat a lot. It can be very dangerous to us humans.
Maybe it will not immediately affect you. But further on down the line, it can be the cause of your ill health. So be aware, please.
Is Salt Bad For You, Here Are The Guides
So, is salt bad for you? Yes and no. It is fine when eaten in normal amounts. And as I am telling you, it can be deadly when you eat high amounts of it. Here are some guides that you should not exceed.
We all want our health, right? So, stick to these and your health will most definitely and it will not affect you in any way. Go above them at your peril. I can only advise you and not make you!
The recommendation is that the average adult eats no more than 1500 milligrams per day.
But did you know that the average American consumes over 2400 milligrams? It surely does not need me to tell you that this is very unhealthy and could lead to problems.
Children Under 11 And Babies
It does make complete sense, and surely it is pure logic. Those children under 11 and babies should certainly eat far less salt than the adults of this world.
The safe guide for salt intake for children it will be age dependent. Here follows guide*
- 1-3 years of age – 2 grams of salt per day (0.8 grams of sodium)
- 4 to 6 years – 3 grams salt a day (1.2 grams sodium)
- 7 to 10 years – 5 grams salt a day (2 grams sodium)
- 11 years and over – 6 grams salt a day (2.4 grams sodium)
The safe guide for a baby is as follows –
- If the baby is a year old. Then he or she must have 1 gram or under to be on the safe side. If you are in doubt or unsure, please check the label.
Being sure that your baby does not eat too much salt. It will also mean that your little one does not develop a taste for salty foods. That would otherwise lead to an unhealthy liking of anything that is salty. Either down the road or on into later life.
A List Of Some Salty Foods
If it is that you do eat some of the salty foods on this list. Then you should cut down on the amount that you eat them. (In other words, eat them less often and have much smaller portions.
- Salted or Dry roasted peanuts
- Soy sauce
- Salty Snacks (Pretzels, popcorn, chips)
- Salty fish
- Certain pasta (check the label)
- Gravy Granules
- Smoked meat
- Smoked fish
- Restaurant Soups
- Yeast extract
You see, I bet you love a large number of the foods that I say, right. Well as I said before when eaten in normal amounts, they are fine. (unless you are undergoing a diet). If you are then they are off the table, and you know that.) It is only when you eat a lot of these foods, do they become a danger to your health. Is salt bad for you, yes? So, live long, eat wisely and be healthy.
Whenever you need to diet. You always have to do your research first. Go to this link to read about Diet.com and tell me what you think in the comments below this post?
*For further information on the salt, you would be wise to check out the NHS website
Once you have got your diet under control. All that you need to have is the other half of the puzzle. This will mean your weight loss attempt will be a success. I am of course referring to the exercise. Go to this link “Home gym fitness equipment” to see some well-chosen things which will you will win in your weight loss attempt.
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