Please do not pass the salt
- 11 Months ago
Have you tried eating food without salt? Many would rather starve than eat salt less food. Salt has become so much a part of our daily meals that it is next to impossible to think of food without it. Sadly, it has also promoted the growing number of cases in hypertension. A vast amount of research supports this view.
• High dietary sodium and low dietary potassium have been implicated in hypertension.
• Sodium also greatly increases calcium losses from the bones and thus contributes to osteoporosis.
• High urinary sodium is associated with high urinary calcium and this may contribute to the formation of kidney stones.
• High intake of salt is associated with stomach cancer.