My grandma is cooking in the kitchen, she often put many salt in our meals, because it can make our meals taste good. But if I say “using a lot salt is not good for us”. You might say “salt can give us a lot of needed energy during extreme heat.” Right, salt is really an effective seasoning in kitchen, it gives a lot of energy, makes our meals delicious, and cheap. However, we should not use too much salt, because it is not good for our health, cause disease, it may even lead to death.
First, a new study found more than 99% adult population of the world eat too much salt. The World Health Organization says people always use twice as much as salt they actually need. They warn especially about overuse of soy sauce, processed food and spicy meat dishes. They say pouring lots of salt on food during long periods of time can cause disease.
Researchers from Tufts University found that people in 181 countries used 3.95 grams of sodiums each day in 2010 on average. The World Health Organization suggested that people use no more than 2300 milligrams (2.3 grams) — about a tea spoon of salt each day. Using a lot of salt during a long time can cause many health problems, for example: hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease and strokes. The great majority of early deaths happened among people from non-wealthy countries.
Using many salt also can lead to death. An estimated 1.65 million people die every year, because they use too much salt (overuse of sodium) during a long time. Researchers note diseases caused by overuse sodium are huge throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and China. Another study noted that 40% of those deaths happen in people younger than age 70. By now, many Americans are considered the “Dutiful Salt Shaker”. They chose salty and spicy snacks like pretzel, peanuts, chips and french fries instead of healthier meals.
Next time, when you want to have chips for your lunch, think about chips are not good for our health, and stop grabbing...