Research proves high sodium consumption is harmful, even without hypertension

Smashed salt shaker

A paper called “Dietary Sodium and Health: More Than Just Blood Pressure” has linked high sodium consumption to negative health consequences, even where blood pressure remains at a healthy level overall.

Periodic increases in blood pressure caused by excess sodium consumption can potentially reduce endothelial function, increase arterial stiffness, reduce kidney function and negatively affect the sympathetic nervous system by triggering a stressful “fight-or-flight” response.

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