Side Effects of Salt For the Human Health Kidneys, Calcium Absorption, Circulatory Problems


Ruler's of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Salt is almost the fundamental ingredient used in our foods in order to add spice as without salt our food is almost tasteless. Around 2500mg at daily basis is considered a moderate salt in take, but most we us consume salt more than we need.

The salt which we take on daily basis in our food must be refined because it contains only one element, sodium chloride and carries multiple fillers. There are also anti-aging agents such as calcium silicate and dextrose.

Salt is considered as compulsory for health as it maintains the system of electrolysis in our body but the daily quantity which we take in our food is potentially more disastrous than healthful.

Here in the following you would get awareness about some negative and harmful impacts associated with common table salt.

  1. Water Retention The excessive amount of table salt causes the body tissues to “hold” water in an attempt to maintain fluid balance in the body. Cells function best when the salt content of the intra-cellular fluid and extra-cellular fluid is the same. If there is too much salt in the body, cells release water from within to dilute the sodium saturated water around and vice versa. Water remains trapped in the tissues as the body attempts to maintain the salt to water ratio water retention contributes to weight gain, high blood pressure, heart ailments as well as and problems.
  2. Kidneys:
    Kidneys are considered the major victim of excessive sodium intake. If blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged by high blood pressure, the kidneys become less efficient, thus excessive fluid and toxins gather in the body because the kidneys fail to filter them out effectively and retained fluid increase blood pressure and the vicious cycle continues.
  3. Calcium Absorption:
    High amount of sodium in the body can inhibit the absorption of calcium by increasing its recreation in the urine. Proper absorption of calcium is essential for bone and joint health and proper muscular function. But its excessive amount becomes harmful as it accumulates in the different parts of body and cause many diseases.
  4. Circulatory Problem:
    Some people’s blood pressure is vulnerable by salt than others. Sodium causes high blood pressure, the potential for lethal circulatory problems is common and critical, those with hypertension are more at risk for heart attack, stroke and overall blood vessels damage.
By suggesting you a simple guideline about Salt bad for health, we have conveyed you the best awareness in order to get in-time awareness about salt usage in food and its after effects.


Commander's of Penmai
Apr 4, 2011
nice post Nisha...

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