New research, related to exactly how much amount of salt intake is good for our bodies has added to the debate.
As per the research conducted on more than 95000 people, quite a large majority of us are not really harmed by the level of salt that we tend to take in our day to day lives while consuming food. The usual tipping point of salt, for all of us, is mainly two and a half teaspoons every single day.
There are experts, who would usually recommend getting the level down much lower, even less than half of what is taken, so as to cut down the risk of suffering from increased level of blood pressure and other health issues related to it.
The new research even goes on to say that an amount of less than the limit of 5gm is not sufficient to lead to an increase in heart disease or even stroke. In excess of 95 percent of people, residing in the developed countries are well below the level of 5gm salt intake.
Moreover, such levels of salt intake that are regarded as too high, can be countered by having a diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits, dairy products, potatoes.
The World Health Organization offers their recommendation on this aspect by suggesting that consuming less than 2gms of sodium, which is basically one teaspoon of salt per day acts a preventive measure against any kind of heart disease. Though they say that, there is a low level of evidence, as far as the improved health outcome, which people might achieve even after consuming such low level of salt.
Moderate amount of salt consumption, close to what people tend to take now, does not tend to affect health in an adverse manner but in reality, very high level or really low level of salt in our foods can lead to problems.
The researchers believe that the ones who are not even close to hitting the appropriate level of sodium are not going to result in disaster for health.