Biochemical Bunge believes that in prehistoric times on Earth there was a proper balance of sodium and potassium salts. But the long rains over many centuries have washed out more soluble sodium salts from the earth’s crust. A lack of sodium and an excess of potassium appeared in the soils and, accordingly, in plants.
As a result, animals and humans developed a desire to eliminate sodium deficiency. They found a bad, inefficient, and rather dangerous substitute in the form of inorganic sodium chloride, or table salt.
To absorb this salt to compensate for the required amount of sodium is the same as to absorb inorganic calcium salts to replace the calcium.
Both substances are poorly absorbed by the cells. Since all inorganic substances are harmful to the digestive organs, it can be understood why sudden and abnormal thirst appears after salt intake.
The stomach reacts to the foreign substance by making a quick attempt to wash it with a stream of water through the kidneys. One can imagine the effect that salt has on the delicate filters of the kidneys.
Of all the organs of our body, the kidneys are the most affected by salt. What happens if we get more salt than the kidneys can process? The excess will be deposited in various parts of the body, especially in the feet and lower leg, which leads to swelling of the legs.
To protect tissues from this poison, the body automatically seeks to dissolve salt, accumulating water in areas of salt deposition. As the tissues concentrate the water, they begin to swell. Feet and ankles painfully swell.
No less harmful salt and the heart. Under certain conditions, even a small amount of salt is fatal to him. The activity of the heart muscle is regulated by the relative concentration and ratio of natural calcium and sodium salts in the blood.
Moreover, excess sodium leads to an imbalance of this activity, increasing the heart rate and blood pressure. The Japanese, judging by medical statistics, are the ones most affected in the world by high blood pressure, and they are also the biggest consumers of salt in the world.
How does salt affect blood pressure
What leads to high blood pressure? There are several reasons for medicine: stress, overload, stress, toxic substances such as cigarettes, exhaust fumes, food additives, insecticides, side effects of drugs, the effects of industrialization.
How to protect yourself from all impacts?
Of course, it is best to eliminate all these factors from use. At least one of the causes of high blood pressure can undoubtedly get rid of.
We are talking about sodium chloride – the usual table salt, the most important reason for the increase in blood pressure.
So far, we have been talking about increased pressure in a “normal” person. But what about the influence of salt on those of our citizens who suffer from a terrible disease – overweight?
This is a fertile field for research, as it is known that obesity is often accompanied by high blood pressure. Is there a link between high blood pressure in overweight people and salt intake?