Walter Kempner from Duke University, North Carolina, shot to fame for recommending lowering salt intake for the treatment of those with high blood pressure.
Further research affirmed that cutting down on salt can aid the reduction of hypertension.
However, it is not necessary that you totally avoid salt because as adults we need a moderate amount of sodium in our diets to maintain the balance of fluids in our bodies.
The average intake of salt has come down in recent years, on the whole due to reformulation of products.
However, most of us still eat too much salt on a daily basis, approximately 9g daily as opposed to 6g per day; three quarters of which is in processed foods like processed meats, sandwiches, sauces and soups.
Many of us consider it unhealthy to add salt to cooking or on to our plates, however, that just forms 10 per cent of total salt intake.
There are those of us, who do not have salt on their table, yet they have an extremely high salt intake, whereas, other people put salt on the majority of their meals, however, have a lower salt intake.
Carbohydrate high foods have become less popular in recent years as they are considered to be high in calories and therefore unhealthy.
However, they are often low in salt, full of fibre and nutrients and high in energy.
Potatoes are known to be a key source of vitamin C, however, UK potato consumption has decreased significantly as they are considered to be fattening. In fact it's the knobs of butter, the high calorie cheese and other toppings that are fattening not the potato itself, unless it is fried.
The Truth about Salt in Your Diet
Tue, 24 Apr 2012
Recommended linksDepression Related to Unhealthy Diets amongst Women
Is a Vegan Diet Suitable for Children
Join the Online Diet Community
Diet and Exercise
Diet for High Blood Pressure
Salt and Diet
Dieting is being Sworn at in Germany
We Do Not Have Enough Time for Three Meals a Day Diet
Oil Consumption in Indian Diets at its Peak
Anne Hathaway is on a Crash Diet
Chocolate Could be Good for Your Diet
A Healthy Diet Does Not have to Be Expensive
Before the Age of 45 Women have Been on 61 Diets
Better Diet can Reduce Cancers by a Quarter
Cadmium in Diet Related to Risk of Breast Cancer
Diet Related to Low Sperm Count
A Vegetarian Diet can Make You Less Stressed and More Happy
A Diet of Fruit and Veg Makes You Cuter
What is the Manhattan Diet
Do Dairy Foods in Your Diet Make You Brainier
Kardashians Have to Answer to Diet Pill Law Suit
Low Salt Diet May Increase the Likelihood of Heart Disease
Excess Salt in Kids Diets
High Salt Levels in Our Diet
High Salt Diet is Now Meant to Be Healthy
High Salt Content in Diet Staples
Facts about Salt in Our Diets
High Salt Intake in Diet Can Affect Even those with Normal Blood Pressure
|Biblical Approach to Weight Loss - Wed, 04 Dec 2013|
|Scientists create weight loss chip - Wed, 27 Nov 2013|
|Celebrity personal trainer reveals common diet mistakes - Wed, 20 Nov 2013|