Nutritionist Luchinin: excess salt in the diet increases the load on the heart and kidneys

Nutritiologist Vadim Luchinin: large doses of salt in the diet provoke hypertension and contribute to the development of stroke.

Nutritiologist Luchinin noted in a commentary to Izvestia that addiction to salty foods and snacks negatively affects the functioning of internal organs. One of the consequences of excessive salty foods is an increase in blood pressure, which in turn is closely associated with the risk of stroke. Also, excess salt in the diet increases the load on the heart, kidneys, and other organs.

“As sodium accumulates, the body retains more and more water, which creates additional stress on the heart, kidneys and other organs,” explained Luchinin.< br>According to another expert of the publication, doctor Tatyana Meshcheryakova, you should eat no more than a teaspoon of salt daily – this is about 5-6 grams. Hypertensive patients are advised to reduce this amount by half. It is impossible to completely exclude salt from the diet – sodium deficiency is fraught with an imbalance of electrolytes, disturbances in the functioning of the endocrine and hormonal systems.

The portal previously wrote that the combination of salty snacks and alcohol can significantly harm the body.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

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