Consuming Too Much Salt
Salt is a yummy flavor enhancer, but using too much salt in your food can affect your health. It serves as a helpful electrolyte needed to keep electrical signals flowing throughout your body. However, consuming high amounts means your health will start to suffer. The first sign you’ve had too much salt is that you’ll have swollen hands or face and feel incredibly thirsty. High sodium intake over long periods can lead to kidney damage because they lose the ability to remove water from the body. This inevitably leads to high blood pressure because more water is in the blood, increasing the risk of a stroke or congestive heart failure. Consider reducing the salt in one’s diet to prevent this from happening, primarily by avoiding pre-packaged foods.