Way Too Much Salt in Packaged and Processed Foods According to CDC

April 4, 2015 7:10 AM

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Too much of anything can be bad, especially salt. As the consumption of salt increases, the amount of sodium in an individual’s bloodstream also rises forcing the body to “hold extra water” in order to dilute the effects of the sodium increase. This increased “holding” often causes blood pressure to rise, while the increase in water retention stresses the heart and blood vessels.

Ultimately, this increase in blood pressure or hypertension is a leading factor that can lead to strokes, heart failure and heart attacks, many of the leading causes of death and disability. As well, high salt intact has been linked to obesity, stomach cancer, kidney stones and osteoporosis, a few a...

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