11 major signs you’re eating way too much salt
Salt is a vital mineral that is needed for the healthy functioning of the human body. However, most modern diets contain too much salt and consuming too much can lead to hypernatremia, or an imbalance of the amounts of salt and water in the body, in the short term, and increased blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis in the long term. The recommended daily intake for the average person is around 6 grams of salt per day, but average consumption is closer to twice that number. So how do you tell when you are consuming too much salt?