Health Tips: Diabetes is like a slow-acting poison that gradually deteriorates the health of internal organs. Moreover, once diagnosed, the patients are surrounded by frustrations for life due to several limitations in their intake. To add to the misery, a recent study by the Mayo Clinic concluded that even consuming salt can make you vulnerable to Type II diabetes. You might want to keep that salt shaker far away from the dining table for your own good.
Health Tips: What damage can be caused by salt?
We are all aware that salt is rich in Sodium which is extremely useful in maintaining electrolytes and fluids in our bodies. When taken in moderation, it also helps in reducing blood pressure and aiding the transfer of nutrients to cells through the bloodstream. However, a recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic among more than 400000 adults from the UK reveals the impact of salt on blood glucose.
The study concluded that out of all the people, the ones who consumed salt more than the usual amount were prone to Type II diabetes by a 39 percent hike than the others. On the other hand, people who did not consume salt at all (except for the natural salts gained from foods) were marked completely in the clear. One of the professors at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the United States mentioned, “… this study shows for the first time that taking the saltshaker off the table can help prevent type 2 diabetes as well.”
Suggestions by experts
Whenever such a new discovery unravels, it is good to seek expert advice to remain in the clear. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a maximum of 200 mg/day intake of sodium. That means we should not consume more than 5 g of salt in a day including the amount of salt we use in cooking. If you are someone who likes to add a pinch of salt to all their dishes, it might be a good time to leave this habit far behind.
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