New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Weight Gain: Consuming too much salt in the diet leads to health problems like high blood pressure and stroke. Many people also believe that consuming too much salt in the diet causes weight gain. But does salt work to increase fat in the body even if it is a part of your healthy diet? Let’s find out…

People who eat more salt in the diet are prone to obesity

According to research, people who take more salt in the diet, their weight is increased. They also have a higher body mass index, larger waist size, than those who reduce salt intake.

Salty food and hunger

Studies have found that people who eat the most salt often eat the largest amount of food per day and also the most calories.

Sugar-rich drinks and ultra-processed foods also contain more salt.

Ultra-processed foods don’t even satisfy your hunger properly. Because of which you consume more calories than you need.

Salt increases water weight in the body

Salt is rich in sodium, a nutrient that we all need, but in moderation.

Your body tightly regulates sodium concentrations.

Eating food rich in salt increases the amount of sodium in your body. So your body increases your thirst by reducing urine output, which is a natural reaction.

Therefore, your body stores as much water as possible, so that sodium levels can be reduced.

Salt does not directly increase body fat

Many researches also suggest that salt can also increase the amount of fat in the body. Research on rats shows that a high-salt diet can make your body resistant to leptin. It is a hormone that reduces appetite and makes you feel that your stomach is full.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

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Edited By: Ruhee Parvez