Is sea salt better for those with high blood pressure?
- Anonymous1 month ago
SALT IS YOUR ENEMY INCLUDING SUGAR AND STRESS AND OVERWEIGHT..Source(s): and not.so nice partner.lol
- 1465Lv 61 month ago
Salt does not cause high blood pressure. This claim is based on the higher level of salt in those with hypertension - but there's no connection other than both are caused by chronic dehydration.
One of salt's many functions is to hold water in the cells. The body was designed to care for care of itself, absorbing what nutrients it needs to function properly and disposing of excess nutrients it doesn't need - this is what creates the balance in the body.
When it needs salt, it holds onto what it needs and no more - it disposes of what it doesn't need. Salt is lost whenever water is lost: through the urine, respiration, thermoregulation, and waste disposal.
If it retains extra salt it's because there is a need for it - to hold water in the body when people don't want to drink it.
High blood pressure is also the result of chronic dehydration.
Blood is approximately 94% water. When you refuse to drink the water you need to, the loss of water volume in the blood drops by around 8%. This increases the viscosity and increases the workload on the heart. At the same time, the vessels constrict to compensate for the water loss.
Based on the laws of physics, if you eliminate the cause of a health problem, there should be no reason for the problem to exist.
When doctors diagnose their patients with high blood pressure, the usual advice is to lower the salt intake - then medication is prescribed.
If salt causes high blood pressure as it is claimed, then by eliminating the salt, a person would be eliminating the cause - consequently, there should be no reason for the high blood pressure to exist.
Yet, medication is prescribed for the life of the patient in most cases - proving that salt is not the culprit.
The reason the medication is needed is that the actual cause of the problem is never addressed - chronic dehydration.
The medical profession doesn't promote water because they consider water to be an inert substance with no medicinal value.
And because people don't drink enough water, the body tends to retain extra salt. Not to increase the blood pressure, but to get the water the body needs to function properly.
Sea salt has around 800 trace minerals the body needs. Processed salt (regular grocery-store stuff) has been heard to around 1200 degrees to extract the nutrients that get sold to the nutrition market. All that's left is sodium and chloride - they even have to add iodine back in.
- Walter BLv 71 month ago
-- Both Sea salt and Rock salt are bad for your blood pressure. They are very similar, but have some other mineral compounds mixed with the Sodium.
-- Some salt is needed in the body to retain some fluid and for some of the other minerals and nutrients within the salt. Too much salt in the blood can harden the arteries causing blockages and even heart attacks.
- RobinLv 71 month ago
No all forms are to be reduced
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- KiethLv 71 month ago
Common chemistry class secret, but all salt is sea salt. All kitchen table salt is taken from evaporation pools of ocean water, not mined from caverns.
- Patrick4024Lv 71 month ago
No, they both are equally bad for hypertension.