Did you know that excessive salt intake can lead to many deadly diseases in our bodies? Salt is widely used in Pakistani food and spices. Pakistani food is such that we eat eight to ten grams of salt daily which is not good for our bodies.
A certain amount of salt helps the blood and the kidneys to function better, but if the amount of salt in the blood starts to increase, the work of the kidneys begins to be affected.
Blood circulation problems increase. This excess salt enters the bloodstream and slowly begins to block the arteries. This is how high blood pressure (hypertension) occurs.
The more salt you eat, the more your body excretes calcium through urine. If the body is deficient in calcium, it will have a direct effect on the bones. This means that too much salt in the body causes the bones to become less strong or brittle, which is called osteoporosis.
Eating too much salt is also harmful to the immune system. It can have negative effects on the human brain and spinal cord and can also lead to a nervous breakdown.
Researchers in the American journal Nature has found that too much salt in the diet can increase the number of these cells. Due to this the body starts working against its own immune system. He confirmed this by conducting various experiments on rats.
Governments in many countries have been able to raise awareness through various programs to include less salt in their diets. We can do a lot individually. Adding more or less salt to food is in the hands of housewives.
Prepare foods that are low in salt. Stay away from canned foods. Stop children from eating ready-made foods from the market. Eat simple foods and fruits as much as possible. Remember to eat the food you eat in moderation.