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Please be aware of these signs that show that we are consuming more salt

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Posted on : 09/Nov/2018 10:02:54

 
 
 
Without salt the food we eat doesnt taste good and we all eat food with some amounts of salt isnt it!! There are some people who add more salt to their foods. The shocking piece of news is intake of more salt could affect our overall health leading to many issues. The sodium is the hidden component of the salt and the intake of sodium is difficult to be measured. It is said that by means of sodium excretions it is possible to measure the amount of sodium consumed by a person in a day.

There are few important signs that show that we are consuming more amount of salt. These are

Frequent urination:

One of the most important signs of excess intake of salt is frequent urination. During sleeping in the nights we would feel urgent need to pass urine. This frequent urination could also sometimes be due to UTI or due to diabetes or due to overactive urinary bladder etc.

Feeling thirsty always:

By the intake of excess amounts of salt we could feel thirsty always. The foods having high sodium content mess up with the body fluid balance and make us feel thirsty always. It is good that we consume lots of water when this happens. To restore the salt balance in us our body sends out signals that it needs more water.

Swelling:

We might come across people with swollen ankles and puffy eyes. This could be due to excess intake of salt having sodium. It is said that our body holds extra water to balance out excess salt and this leads to swelling in us.

Frequently getting mild headaches:

Sometimes we get mild headaches frequently and this could be due to dehydration caused by excess intake of salt. It is essential to drink lots of water to overcome headaches due to dehydration.