Controlled salt intake is good for healthy kidneys

Nov 22, 2014
Too much of something is never good for the body, similarly, too much salt proves to be bad for the kidneys. Our body requires just 200 mg of sodium/day and on an average, we have an intake of 3000 to 3600 mg/day. The extra sodium is thrown out of the body when our kidneys are healthy. However, too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure. This damages the kidneys over time, leading to their inability to maintain sodium and water balance. Thus, one suffers from fluid retention, puffiness, swollen ankles and shortness of breath as well as chronic kidney disease. To prevent these health ailments, limit your salt intake and keep your kidneys happy and healthy.

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