Experts discussed the benefits and harms of table salt for health
Table (edible) salt is one of the most important products for the body, and the so-called salt-free diet can often lead to negative health consequences, says Doctor of Biology Svyatoslav Morozov. “Sodium ions are necessary to maintain the ionic balance in the cell, the bloodstream. Sodium chloride is also needed for the normal functioning of the nervous system, digestion, muscle contraction and many other processes in the body,” he said in a new video posted on the Expert Club YouTube channel.
At the same time, according to the expert, it is necessary to observe the daily intake of salt, since an excessive amount of this ingredient in food can provoke the development of diseases of the cardiovascular system.
“It is advisable to consume up to 4-5 grams of table salt per day. Excess salt does not lead to terrible consequences, but it creates a burden on the body. This is due to the fact that a significant amount of salt in food leads to a feeling of thirst, as a result of which blood vessels and the heart are already stressed due
to excess fluid, which leads to an increase in blood pressure, ” the scientist explained.
The founder of the Club of Experts, Maksim Urakin, in turn, emphasized that, while observing the daily norms of salt intake, it is necessary to take into account not only the pure salting of food, but also the content of sodium chloride in the product itself.
“Today, salt is found in almost all food products. That is, we are talking about the amount of salt directly in all products that a person consumes per day,” the expert noted.