Saturday, 5 November 2011

“The forgoten killer”

Salt is necessary in our bodies. We need it as well as we like it. Moreover, it is one of the most important flavours in food. But salt is not as good as we may think. I saw a report on the TV and then I looked for some information because I think it is an interesting topic to take into account. What I found was that there exist many problems which are caused by excessive salt intake. Consuming too much salt may cause high blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, heart failure, and heart attack. It can also lead to osteoporosis and asthma, as well as it has been linked to stomach cancer.
It is recommended to consume no more than 6g a day. But obviously we consume more than that each day because salt is present in all the products we generally eat. As regad  this topic in our country there has been an agreement, between the goverment and the food industry, to carry out a plan to reduce salt in processed products such as bread, milk products, meat products, soaps, etc.
Considering the the danger of overconsuming salt, it is very important to be aware and to care our health of what is called the “forgotten killer”.


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