11 Ways Excessive Salt Can Ruin Your Health

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2) Obesity

Are you struggling to lose weight? While you may be inclined to blame sugar, salt may be the actual culprit of your weight gain. A direct link between salt intake and weight has recently been discovered. This link was found to hold true in both children and adults, further validating the study. If you are currently struggling with your weight, this may be what has been preventing you from seeing positive results. While you may be tempted to eliminate all sodium from your diet, it is important to remember that sodium plays a critical role in your body. By removing all the sodium and salt in your life, you may do more harm. Slowly reduce the amount of salt your food contains until you are down to the recommended amount. Your doctor will be able to better guide you with this process.

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