Here are 6 serious signs that you are consuming too much salt.

Stay Healthy Weekly

Consuming too much salt through food could be harmful for overall health. While salt is something you cannot have your food without, it is necessary to keep a check on how much you consume. Here are some of the signs that you are consuming too much salt.

  • You need to urinate a lot. Frequent urination is a classic sign that you are consuming too much salt. …
  • Persistent thirst. …
  • Swelling in strange places. …
  • You find food bland and boring. …
  • Frequent mild headaches. …
  • You crave for salty foods.

Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day (2.4g sodium) – that’s around 1 teaspoon. Children aged: 1 to 3 years should eat no more than 2g salt a day (0.8g sodium) 4 to 6 years should eat no more than 3g salt a day (1.2g sodium)

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

Stay Healthy Research Team

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