7 Signs that You are Consuming More Salt Than You Should


The human body and anatomy is quite complex and needs to be understood by everyone so that they can regulate their food and nutrients intake. The 21st century is the era when artificial foods are on the rise. Thus one should be aware of what he/she is consuming. Salt is a thing that makes the food full of taste and gives it a tangy punch. Anything, when taken in excess, leads to hampering of the body parts and the necessary body processes. This happens with salt as well. Salt is necessary for the human body but it needs to be controlled as well. Its excess can lead to many problems, health diseases, and health complications. Here are the 7 seven signs that you are consuming more salt than you should:

7 Major Signs You’re Eating Way too Much Salt 

Eating too Much Salt can Lead to Swelling

The human body is quite expressive in showing the effect of anything that you eat. Likewise, when you eat too much salt than you should eat, the body starts showing signs. If you feel that your body parts are swollen or a bit puffy it is clear that you are consuming a lot of salt than you should actually do. If your legs are swelled or you have eyes that are puffed be careful and start changing your eating habits and recipe. A condition that arises due to the result of consuming too much salt is that your body starts holding water due to excess salt intake. This leads to puffiness and swelling in the body parts. This puffiness and swelling are a dangerous and body hampering side effect of high salt (sodium) intake. It is a clear sign that a person is consuming more salt than what is required.

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Leads to Hypertension

Eating too much salt can also lead to many problems in the nervous system and blood circulation. Salt has sodium in it; excess consumption of sodium can lead to a lot of headaches. The reason is that sodium increases the volume of blood being circulated in the body and that leads to sodium taking excessive space in the blood vessels. When the space decreases then the pressure of blood will increase. This increases the blood pressure and can lead to high blood pressure, hypertension and severe headaches. If one is having high blood pressure and hypertension or headaches it might be a sign that the person is consuming a lot of salt making one’s body vulnerable to an ample of diseases.

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Eating Salt in Large Amounts Can Cause Excessive Pain in the Bones

Consuming excess salt leads to an increase in the concentration of sodium in the blood. The kidneys in the human body are not able to filter out all the salt completely, thus it can lead to a loss of calcium in the bones. This can make the bones weak and full of excessive pain. This can also lead to a condition of osteoporosis. So, if one is having excessive pain in the bones it is a complete sign that you are consuming more salt than you should actually consume.

Eating Salt in Large Amounts Can Cause Excessive Pain in the Bones

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Frequent Urination

Eating too much salt can lead to very bad metabolism in the body. When there is an excess salt intake the kidneys work more for the filtration of salt and it can lead to frequent urination. This can lead to kidney diseases. The fact that the kidneys have to work overtime to filter the extra salt is supported very well with the signs like frequent urination, Clear pee, and transparent pee. These signs are a clear signal that the body is having a fluid loss and having a high concentration of salt in it. This problem of frequent urination can lead to kidney diseases.

Frequent Urination is also a Symptom of too Much Salt Intake


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If Your Body Feels that there is a Loss of Fluids then it is a Sign 

Eating too much salt can lead to a loss of fluids. An increase in the intake of sodium can lead to a lot of dehydration in the body. The body faces a scarcity of water when there is excessive sodium in it. When the desired output of urination does not happen in the body the urine then turns thick and yellow. This decrease in the output of pee and this fluid loss is a sign that you are actually consuming more salt than what is required for your body. Fluid loss can be quite worrisome for everyone because the body contains seventy percent (70%) of fluid concentration in our body that includes water.

If Your Body Feels that there is a Loss of Fluids then it is a Sign that you are Consuming More Salt than What is Required

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You Feel Thirsty all the Time

Eating too much salt increases the concentration of sodium in the body thus leading to an imbalance in the sodium and fluid levels in the body. This leads to a conflict between the salt and sodium concentration which makes the body dehydrated, thus the cells of the body crave water to restore the hydration and salt balance in the body. This process makes the body feel thirsty and dehydrated all the time. This is also a symptom of high amounts of salt intake.

You Feel Thirsty all the Time


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Your Brain Feels Slowdown

Eating too much salt can also lead to a slowdown in the cognitive process of the body. This can be explained by the fact that eating large amounts of salt leads to hypertension. This leads to an increase in the blood pressure and the blood struggles to flow through the blocked arteries while it’s way to the brain. Thus, this leads to blockage or it can be proved by the fact that it disturbs the flow of blood to the brain. This process hampers the ability to think, Leads to a decrease in the concentration of the mind, and leads to a problem in performing daily tasks, poor memory, slow reaction time and a feeling of tiredness. If your body faces these health issues you need to check your salt intake on an urgent basis.

Your Brain Feels Slowdown in Processing Information Making Cognitive Functions’ of the Body Being Hampered at Large

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Its often said that anything, when taken in large quantities or excess of anything, leads to problems. Similarly, when salt’s quantity increases it leads to a lot of health complications like headaches, hypertension, swelling, and fluid loss, the process of cognitive functions also slows down and kidney diseases. The above-mentioned health complications are the signs and symptoms of excessive salt intake. These health issues happen a lot in human bodies when there is an increased intake of salt.