Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 07 Sep 2018 Lack of sodium could ...

Lack of sodium could cause nausea and muscle cramps

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 7, 2018, 6:46 pm IST
Updated Sep 7, 2018, 6:46 pm IST
Overexerting yourself can cause you to loose a lot of sodium.
Lack of sodium could cause nausea and muscle cramps. (Photo: Pexels)
 Lack of sodium could cause nausea and muscle cramps. (Photo: Pexels)

While too much salt can be damaging to your health, too little of it can be just as bad.

It is a crucial mineral to help the body's nerves and muscles to function properly and at its best.

 

Overexerting yourself or excessive sweating can cause you to loose a lot of sodium. Drinking a lot of water can also reduce your sodium levels.

Not having the right amount can trigger symptoms like muscle cramps, nausea and even vomiting, the Daily Mail reported.

However, you need to be aware of the amount you are consuming and not go overboard.

"Many processed foods and ready meals are notoriously high in salt and whilst many will claim to be 'delicious' and 'flavoursome', more often than not, this is down to the high salt content of the meal, rather than the quality and quantity of full-flavoured ingredients," nutritionist May Simpkin reveals in a report in Healthista.

High intake of salt can raise blood pressure and increase risk of cardiovascular disease.

Simpkin recommends controlling how much salt you put when you cook.

UK's National Health Service (NHS) recommends people should consume just one teaspoon's worth of salt per day.

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