• Are you a woman?
  • Do you have a family history of Osteoporosis?
  • Do you eat a high salt diet?

Salt, Salt, Salt
Many of us, knowingly or unknowingly, gorge in an atrocious amount of sodium on most of the days. There are three types of people among us. Some are simply not concerned about their high salt diet, a few are not aware of this excessive salt consumption and some others are not educated enough about the dangers of overeating salt.
How Salt Breaks the Balance
My point is, surveys show that excessive intake of calcium has accelerated the loss of calcium and the weakening of bones. More and more fast food attraction that we cannot shun away steers us away from healthy food habits. We fail to keep the alkalinity of the body and it remains acidic always. Our kidneys take the toll. Scientists point out that high salt eating needs to checked while adequate potassium intake has to be necessitated for quality of life.
Salt Harsh on Bones and Kidneys
Whatever you eat is the responsibility of your kidneys. Even if you don’t know the limit, your body does. Your body sends out excess salt through urine and your poor kidneys sweat out to throw it out. But, it is unfortunate that when sodium goes out, calcium accompanies with it depleting the bones. That was just one side of the story. These high levels of calcium in the urine can contribute to kidney stones as well.
Danger for Postmenopausal Women and Salt Addicts
Women are always at risk when it comes to bone loss. This is due to a set of physiological changes that occurs to them after menopause. It is essential for women to shift to a low salt, low fat diet after menopause, take Vitamin D and calcium supplements, and do the recommended strength training exercises to prevent osteoporosis. If one can reduce salt intake from 10 to 5 g a day it is as good as increasing the calcium intake.  However, calcium supplements for women are a must.
Also read Salty Diet Bad for Blood Vessels, Heart.
-Aparna K.V.

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