Vigilant, Love Eat salty Trigger Obesity

It is undeniable that eating food without salt will taste bland and less favor in the tongue. Although seasoning salt is the most frequently used, you still need to be vigilant when using it.

Vigilant, Love Eat salty Trigger Obesity

A latest study found that teens who like to add salt in their diet has the potential to be overweight than those who do not consume a lot of salt.

Past research has mentioned that one is accustomed to add salt in the food, then people tend to eat more.

Dr Dr. Haidong Zhu conducted a study on more than 750 healthy adolescents aged 14-18 years. Half of the teenage African-American and the rest were white. By using questionnaires, Dr. Haidong asked them about what foods are consumed during the last 24 hours.

From the data taken as much as 7 times in a few months the amount of salt is known to the average participant is 3,280 mg per day, as reported by Reuters. "These results show salt intake in adolescents the same height as adults," said Dr. Haidong in Georgia Regents University, USA.

The American Heart Association recommends that a person does not consume more than 1,500 milligrams of salt per day. But from the above study are known more than 85 percent of teens actually exceed the number of those recommendations.

Adolescents who consume more salt tend to have excess weight, an average of 1.8 kg heavier than adolescents who consume little salt.

Adolescents who diet rich in sodium also has a body fat percentage is higher. In addition, there are more signs of inflammation in their bodies.

Dr Haidong added that the salt-rich foods have the effect of 'collecting' as well as foods that are sweet, so it makes a person to eat again and again.

The same thing also delivered by Dr. Elliott Antman as colleague Dr. Haidong in this study. "From the results of this study it can be concluded that reducing salt intake will help reduce excess weight. High-salt diet is also often associated with high blood pressure. It's that need to be cautious, "said Dr. Elliot.


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