Mind Blowing Signs You Are A Salt Addict (And What To Do About It)

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Although salt is a mineral that is vital for a normally functioning human body, our modern day diets contain far too much of it. Short term consumption of excessive amounts of salt can lead to an increase in blood pressure. With more time, hypertension leads to heart disease, stroke, and many years of high salt consumption can lead to osteoporosis.

The suggested salt consumption for the average adult is 6 grams each day. Our current lifestyle and eating habits usually double this amount.

But what can you do if you simply love salt? Are you a salt junkie? Do you add salt to your salads? Vegetables? Citrus fruits? When you sit down to eat, before you do anything else, do you reach for the salt shaker?

Salt does add flavor to foods, it’s a fact of life. But there are plenty of other ways you can flavor food minus that shaker on the table. Speaking of that shaker on your kitchen table, what is in there exactly? We are going to talk a bit more about that later. Right now, let’s look at the top signs that you are consuming too much salt.


1. Bloating

Of course, eating too much of certain foods leads to bloating. But if you didn’t eat 6 bean burritos for lunch and you are still feeling bloated, you might be leaning too hard on the old salt shaker. Salt causes the body to retain water. This is because your body is trying to dilute the salt with water. Lots of water. This can make you feel bloated, uncomfortable, and unattractive.

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