Adding Extra Salt To Food Puts You At A Higher Risk Of Dying

Adding Extra Salt To Food Puts You At A Higher Risk Of Dying

According to a recent academic research, adding salt to your meals raises your mortality risk regardless of the reason. Premature deaths and salt consumption were examined in the research, although salt added to meals rather than salt utilized in cooking was noticeably absent from the analysis. Academic journal European Heart Journal released results from this research.

Salt consumption during meals has long been discussed by scientists as to what effect it has on a person’s health.

Studies showing a relationship between sodium consumption and an increased risk of mortality have recently reignited this topic, although the findings have been contradictory in the past. The poor precision of sodium readings is one part of the explanation behind this. This is due to the fact that people’s salt consumption varies so considerably from day to day.

As a result of the way salt intake was evaluated, either by a food survey or a single day’s urine sample, neither of which is sufficient to accurately assess it. In addition, there is a lot of uncertainty about how salt and potassium consumption may be studied using current methodologies.

Is there a way to examine salt consumption accurately? The salt added to meals seems to be the solution, at least for the time being. What researchers do know is that people’s affinity for salty flavors and the amount of salt they eat are both influenced by the amount of salt they add to meals.

Adding salt to meals is responsible for anywhere between 6 and 20 percent of the overall salt consumption in Western diets, according to scientists. Table salt, on the other hand, has the advantage of being almost all sodium chloride (97-99 percent). Sodium consumption is now much simpler to distinguish from other nutrients like potassium as a result of this discovery.


Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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