Too much of salt damages the body, says World Health Organization

Are our daily spices, salt and sugar intake healthy? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), we are supposed to consume only 5 grams of salt daily. That is less than a teaspoon!

Most of the people use salt excessively in cooking. This can have many negative impacts on one’s health. It even leads to developing high blood sugar levels, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. This in turn, adds to the health care cost of governments across the world.

According to WHO, more than two million deaths across the world can be prevented by sticking on to a safe diet. Reducing salty snacks and foods with sodium content will also help in maintaining a healthy and safe diet.

Salt can always be replaced with natural herbs and spices.

In today's world, foods that are high in saturated fats, trans fats, sugar and salt are becoming very popular due to its easy availability and low costs. People are reducing their intake of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.

The WHO tells people to be wary of the foods that they eat. Excessive intake of unhealthy foods will cause long term damage to one’s health.

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