Beware of very salty foods

One of the main challenges that many people face, especially those who suffer hypertension, has to do with the fact that salt is present in most foods.

Mainly for this reason, it becomes a bit difficult not only to control it, but to ingest the right amount without overdoing it.

To give just one example, most fresh foods do not contain salt, although it is also true that some naturally present sodium, although most of the sodium that is ingested is found in processed foods.

For this reason, a basic recommendation to consider has to do with carrying out a check of the processor foods that we are going to consume to know how much salt they contain.

Very salty foods: beware of them

Taking into account all that has been indicated up to now, it should be noted that foods with a certain amount of sodium are considered to be those with more than 500 mg. per 100 grams of food, which equals approximately 1.3% salt.

And is that according to nutritionists, those foods that have more than 1.3% of salt should be avoided, or consumed very occasionally, especially by those who must follow a diet low in sodium.

Also healthy people should moderate the consumption of this type of food, especially those that exceed the recommended amount.

In any case, do not forget that our body needs around 3 grams of salt per day, because otherwise you can suffer weakness and nausea. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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