Health experts are of the opinion that excessive consumption of salt in our diet can cause an increase in the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, stomach, cancer, diabetes, kidney diseases, and heart diseases. With the high levels of obesity in our society we get panic signals every now and then when we find someone telling us the causes of obesity.
Research is still on the way, and it is unknown whether salt does affect your weight or not. After repeated research, doctors have begun to warn us of obesity to keep a control of the salt intake. There can be a direct impact of salt and obesity. Experiments do reveal some startling opinion, with every extra 1g of salt that we consumes each day, there can be an increase in the risk of obesity by 25 percent.
Consumer 2 gms of Sodium Per Day
International studies on the countries that consume lowest and highest salt intake does create a need to rethink the usage of excessive salt intake. Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Cambridge have teamed up to check the salt intake across the globe and it is observed that 181 out of the 187 countries have exceeded the World health organization recommendations.
We should have less than 2 grams of sodium per day. In addition, as many as 119 countries have exceeded by 1 gram per day. Jamaica (1.92 %), Burundi (1.73), Comaros (1.67) can be the fine examples to consume less salt as compared to Kazakhstan (5.98), Turkmenistan
(5.43), Bahrain (5.38) who are the major consumers of the salt in the world. However, this infographic can create a better opinion on risks of the salt and obesity.