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Salt - Do you Recommend Low Sodium Foods

Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest version: 19 Aug 2008.


Too much use of salt (sodium chloride) can increase the risk several severe diseases.


Will salt make you fat? Is salt dangerous? Should I eat only low sodium foods?


Salt does not bind fat in the body, but too much salt can cause a temporary increase in weight as it binds water. Prolonged excess of salt can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stomach cancer.

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