How does salt intake affect disease risk?
On the one hand, it is advised to cut down on salt intake – but what should one use in food alternatively? Scientists say that one can rely on safer options like low-sodium salt or rock salt to reduce the risk of severe diseases in the long run.
A diet high in sodium and low in potassium can raise blood pressure levels. According to research published in Heart journal, salt substitutes can help reduce blood pressure levels by 11 per cent. Additionally, it can lower heart disease risk by 13 per cent and heart attack risk by 11 per cent.
Some of the safest, healthiest salt substitutes are:
- Rock salt
- Himalayan pink salt
- Himalayan black salt
- Sea salt
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.