6) Neural Complications
Protect your brain as you grow older by reducing your sodium intake. High amounts of salt over a prolong period of time have been connected to an increased risk in cognitive diseases. Currently it is believed that salt “reprograms” the brain by preventing function of vasopressin neurons. These neurons are critical in detecting artery pressure throughout the body. While this connection is not fully understood at this point in time, it is important to take it into consideration when making decisions about your diet. It is suggested that individuals consume the recommended amount of sodium per day while maintaining a regular exercise routine. The exercise does not need to be intense and can consist of simply walking. Both a change in diet and increased physical activity will help you to keep your brain in optimal shape.
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