We know that high salt intake increases your blood pressure and can lead to other chronic conditions, such as intestinal disorders, stomach cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, and cataracts, just to name a few.
However, before you toss away your salt shaker, you’ll want to be aware of the reasons why you don’t want to ban salt completely from your diet.
Too Little Salt is Hazardous to Your Health
To function properly, the body must maintain healthy amounts of blood (plasma) sodium levels.
When you consume too little sodium, you set yourself up for chronic health issues.
- For instance, hyponatremia – a condition caused when sodium levels are too low – is distinguished by the following signs and symptoms: