What you should do after eating too much salt

And why too much salt is dangerous for your health.

Eating too much salt is dangerous to your health.

Especially if done over long periods of time.

95% of all salt you eat is absorbed into the body. This can lead to kidney trouble as your body holds on to water to dilute the excess salt.

This will lead to you feeling bloated and puffy. This also leads to increased fluid in the cells and blood volume which in turn leads to a quickened heart beat.

These are the best ways to rectify excessive salt intake:

1. Drink lots of water

This helps flush the salt out of your kidneys.

2. Exercise

Becoming active will help you lose the excess sweat through sweat. While doing so, ensure that you stay hydrated.

3. Eat a banana

Or any foods rich in potassium. The nutrient helps counteract the effects of sodium. You can also eat white beans, leafy greens, and potatoes.

4. Consult a doctor

Certain people are at a higher risk of salt reactions than others. In that event, such as being over 51, having hypertension, cardiovascular disease- you should consult your doctor.

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