Low Salt Diets- How Good Are They For You?

Low salt diets? Well, doctors have been advising since so many years that to consume less salty food to fight against the risk of high blood pressure, coronary heart diseases and stroke.

After the long period of 40 years now scientists are not advising to reduce salty diet. An experiment written in a American Medical Association in the year of 2011 suggested that less salty food do not reduce high blood pressure. They enlarge the possibility of death of heart attacks.

An experiment done in 2006 revealed that less salty food raises the risk rate of heart attacks and strokes. Scientists proved that reducing sodium enhances insulin resistance this causes diabetes.  By reducing salty diet not only there is a increased rate of heart diseases but also diabetes. 27 percentage of population in US are suffering this.

The recent experiments that have revealed that people are consuming less salty foods is not at all a good sign, especially those kids and elderly people who are suffering heart diseases and hypertension. They are consuming sodium amounts below the normal intake of 1500 mg in a day.

Disease control center revealed that Americans are taking approximately 3436 mg sodium in a day. This is an excessive amount than required. Sadly, this sodium is available in the form of sodium chloride. This is an element which is uncovered with trace minerals which lets human beings body get deposited sodium.

It is amazing to know just 10% of sodium that we consume is from our food preparation. The excess amounts of sodium we have in our body get from processed diet and hotel diet. In restaurants they use excess amounts sodium to process food to maximize shelf life and tasty.

Such kind of extremely refined salt does not consist of vital trace elements. We end up consuming pure sodium chloride. Salt which does not contain trace minerals is not good for health.

In the process of refining salt, they use some toxic materials like ammonium citrate, aluminum silicate, sodium ferrocyanide and some bleaching agents. Such type of refined salt damages health.

Sea salts which is not refined, such as Atlantic salt, Himalayan sea salt, gray salt, celtic sea salt etc. consist of several essential trace elements. Salt which is not refined generally consists of magnesium, potassium and calcium along with approximately 90 trace elements which interact mutually to help human body function efficiently.  Diminution of soil leads to shortage to trace minerals in vegetables. We can have these trace minerals by having unrefined salt in our food preparation is useful to obtain trace elements which are required.

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