But salt causes the body to retain water...that raises your blood volume and that raises your blood pressure.
Now, if you are fit, it's okay for a short time.
But if you are obese and already have high blood pressure, that is a real concern as continuous high blood pressure can damage all kinds of parts of your body.
Plus, of course, they can lead to heart attacks or strokes.
And considering huge numbers of Americans are obese, eating less salt should be a top priority for them...it is a simple and easy way to reduce the damage to their bodies from high blood pressure and/or reduce their blood pressure.
Unfortunately, most foods people love are LOADED with sodium.
Btw - one way to counteract that is with potassium. (I believe) 2 parts of potassium can negate one part of sodium.
Last edited by DA60; 05-05-14 at 03:40 PM.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can sit in a boat, drinking beer all day while you fool around with his Woman.
You nanny needing types seem to have the same disability to recognize the difference between state, local and federal government. And to burst your little feel good bubble some more - I don't hate government, federal, state or local. They all have their purposes. Telling us how to eat is not one of them.
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