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Is Salt Good For Me?

i eat alot of salty foods. basically salted peanuts and butter. like salted butter but i dont know why. just wanted to know if im doing maself more harm dan good. i eat peanuts and cashewnuts alot.

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Excess of everything is bad.More to it iodized salt is better than the "normal " ordinary salt that is easily obtained.

Salt is good but should be used in moderation.

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The truth is, too much water and not enough salt can kill you. Most people know that dehydration can cause serious health consequences. What most don’t realize is that too much of a good thing — WATER — can also be dangerous, even deadly.

It happens when the body’s balance of salt and water become quickly diluted. It affects the production of nerve impulses, and impairs mental processes. Cells take on extra water and expand. As they swell, they put stress on the body’s organs, particularly the brain, which has little room to expand within the skull. Sometimes Hyponatremia is caused by an underlying medical condition.

Sodium helps maintain the body’s electrical processes essential to transmitting nerve impulses and contracting muscles. When the body’s sodium content is depleted at the same time water level is increased, cells absorb more water and swell. Excessive water in the brain cells can cause seizures and in rare cases death.

The point is you need to replenish not only the fluids you lose when you sweat, but the salt as well. Nothing that comes out of your body is pure water. So you’ve got to replace it with both the salt and water, Not Just Water.

A serious loss of sodium can lead to weakness, dizziness, memory loss and nausea.

If the deficiency becomes severe, the circulatory system can collapse and the body can go into shock, causing fatigue, muscle twitching and fits.

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Like every other thing in life moderation is key. . . . . . .

Too much salt in take can't be too good for u,. . . . it'll increase ur sodium level and

may contribute to the development of high blood pressure in certain people.

High blood pressure may then lead to heart disease, kidney disease or stroke.

U can try eating more fruits, and use natural herbs and spices when cooking as well. . . . .

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Salt is good, but too much of it can lead to deadly diseases.

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u are absolutely right, and as a medical student i should give better advice. ok, well regardless of ur health excess salt is not good for u. everything in moderation. even too much oxygen can harm u tremendously, so eat healthy, exercise often, and remember, water water water, always stay hydrated.

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I don't think you've made any point. He asked if salt was good for him. Your answer shoulda been NO if you actually knew the consequences of taking too much salt. Don't you think telling him he can drink an ocean will cause harm in the future irrespective of his blood pressure value now? *sighs*

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haha is salt good for me no its not!

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i am a lady of 35, i am tired of failed relationship, can you help

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it affects your heart

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My step-Uncle said, in nigeria they use salt for voodoo to make your heart fall out

I don,t know, if He is trying to scare me from eating too much salt.

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Iodize salt (commonly known as table salt)  is good because its been treated with iodide to provide iodine as a nutritional supplement. but not much ooo

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i'll go with the audience, too much salt could cause you alot of problems. but on the other hand, too little also has its consequences

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Too much of everything is bad even water

but you do need salt especially Iodized salt

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Salt in moderation is good but in excess is terribly bad, aside from all the problems mentioned above, you can have kidney problems from too much salt

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YEP like chosenbabe and TX said it can do some harm, maybe not now, i don't know how old you are but you are playing with highblood pressure here,watch your salt in take and ask your doc what your daily recommendation is.

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I'm no Doctor, but I hear too much salt is bad for you.

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No its not, too much salt is not good

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salt is not harmful as long as you eat it in moderation. too much of it can cause heart problem and high blood presure and things of that sort.

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