1. Cognitive issues
Unhealthy salt intake can easily lead to hypertension, which can damage the arteries leading to the brain. This may alter your ability to concentrate, making it very difficult to think clearly or stay focused.
What’s more, too much dehydration can result in a feeling of constant fatigue, slow reactions, and poor memory.
How to reduce your salt intake
First, you need to steer clear from the most dangerous salty foods out there. Those include tacos, burritos, canned soups, cured meats, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, or any processed and restaurant foods, which tend to be high in sodium, preservatives, and additives.
Also, make sure to check the nutrition facts, especially the sodium amount, before buying any food.
When cooking at home, try to boost the flavor of your dishes with herbs, lemon, juice, vinegar, or different spices instead of adding salt.
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