Daily level of salt intake should not exceed five grams.
Of all the products in the diet for the heart and blood vessels the most dangerous salt – to such conclusion came the scientists from the laboratory of arterial hypertension . According to experts, heart-destructive consumption of salt in quantities of more than five grams a day.
According to doctors, in the average diet of modern humans contains too many foods with salt – the average person consumes about twelve grams per day. Like a habit the doctors are considered extremely dangerous for the cardiovascular system. The main “killer” of heart they called a variety of chips, crackers and snacks to beer – salt content in them going wild.
“The available scientific data today suggests that from 20% to 40% of all cardiovascular diseases in developed countries occur due to excessive intake of salty foods. The abundance of salt is dangerous, that provokes the development of hypertension and worsens the condition of the vascular tissue, making it stiff and prone to defeats,” said the experts.
According to them, the daily level of salt intake should not exceed five grams. Some experts say that we must strive to eat even less salt – no more than half a teaspoon a day of salt about three grams. In this case, it is possible to reduce the risk of premature death from coronary heart disease by approximately 30%. In turn held in the Netherlands a study involving 5, 5 thousand men showed that the use of more than 6.2 grams of salt a day is dangerous to the development of hypertension – the risk of developing the disease is increased by 21% compared with people who consume salt in the range of 3 grams.
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