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Salt and its Effects on Your Body

Posted Aug 29 2011 7:31pm
We all have already heard that too much salt consumption can lead to heart disease. However, a new study now claims that too much intake of salt can be harmful for brain health. 

For more information on this study, you can check out this article,  High salt low activity also bad for brain health

If you have a high intake of salt and combine that with lack of exercise, you increase your chances even more for poor cognitive performance. The findings of this study were published in the Journal of  Neurobiology of Aging. "’These findings are important because they help people know they can be proactive in retaining healthy brains as they age,’ says Carol Greenwood, one of the study's lead researchers.”

This may be a no-brainer, but is sitting on the couch for hours on end watching TV and eating salty snacks the best way to promote a healthy lifestyle? Not really—so why do we do it? Especially with the number of millions of adults in the US with dementia, we need to take a look at our lives and eating habits and make a change for the better. By lowering the intake of salt in our diets and getting into the habit of exercising every week, we increase our chances of better brain health, as we age. 

What are your thoughts on this issue? Have you found healthy alternatives to eating salty snacks? We’d love to hear from you. 
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