Reduce the risk of contracting heart disease by swapping your regular table salt

Most of us have the habit of munching something or the other, snacks, or processed foods and this is where we consume extra salt, unknowingly. By substituting potassium chloride in varying amounts for regular table salt that contains sodium chloride, you can dramatically reduce blood pressure which further reduces the chances of getting diseases

Most of us have the habit of munching something or the other chips, snacks, or processed foods and this is where we consume extra salt, unknowingly. By substituting potassium chloride in varying amounts for regular table salt that contains sodium chloride, you can dramatically reduce people’s blood pressure which further reduces the chances of getting heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. 

A study involving more than 24,000 participants conducted in China also found that salt substitutes lowered the risks of early death by 11%, cardiovascular disease by 13%, and the risks of heart attack or stroke by 11%. Each 10% reduction in sodium chloride in the salt substitute was linked with a 1.5 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure and about a 1 mm Hg fall in diastolic blood pressure.

However, salt substitutes can be dangerous when you have conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, hypertension, liver disease, or diabetes. These chronic conditions can sometimes raise potassium levels in your blood, and using potassium chloride salt substitutes can tip that balance dangerously.

Using salt substitutes with certain medicines like ACE inhibitors and potassium-sparing diuretics can push blood potassium levels too high. 

You can substitute your regular table salt with sendha namak but do consult doctor before doing so as some conditions/medicines are contradictory with sendha namak.

Health benefits of Sendha namak

  • Sendha namak is a highly valued salt in Ayurveda and offers numerous health benefits like treating colds and coughs, and improving digestion and eyesight.
  • Sendha namak contains several minerals which include iron, nickel, zinc, manganese, cobalt and copper. Each type of mineral gives rock salt various colors. As your body needs these types of nutrients, it is best to rely on sendha namak as a source of these nutrients.
  • Sendha namak is an excellent home remedy for various digestive ailments including heartburn, bloating, stomach worms, constipation, stomach pain, and vomiting. 
  • Gargling with salt water is one of the home remedies to treat sore throat. As sendha namak contains decongestant properties it helps to relieve your blocked nose, cough, and throat cavity and clears the nasal. It is the best remedy for tonsillitis asthma and it helps to improve your lung capacity.

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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