Benefits of No Salt Diet

By John Under Diet & Nutrition

No Salt Diet

Sodium is an essential nutrient to for a healthy body. It helps balance fluids within the body and keeps muscles and nerves working at top capacity. However, only small amounts are needed, and too much salt leads to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, as well as a number of other health issues.

Cutting salt out of your diet not only helps you live longer, but the benefits of a low salt or no salt diet will help you shed extra weight as well, including the fat and weight in your face.

So What’s Wrong With Salt?

Salt is toxin to our bodies, and there are many harmful effects of a high salt diet.  When we eat foods with high salt content-fries, burgers, pizza—it may taste good initially, but it eventually will deaden our taste buds. Foods that once tasted fresh and delicious will eventually taste bland because of the high sodium foods.

Along with that, salt will actually dehydrate the body, leaving your kidneys with working overtime to flush out all of the toxins.  Furthermore, salty foods will disrupt your body’s natural balance, which it will compensate for, but can actually leave you addicted to the salt similar to coffee or cigarettes.

Cutting salt out of your diet can lead to a healthy lifestyle, weight loss, and more energy.  Below are some key benefits of a low salt or no salt diet plan.

Low sodium diets have shown to lower blood pressure and reduce hypertension.  This means that you will lower the risks of stroke, heart disease, and premature death by eliminating salty foods from your diet.

Also, high salt foods have been linked to stomach cancer, kidney disease, and other intestinal disorders. Diabetes and cataracts have also been linked to diets with high salt content.  Lowering salt intake will reduce these risks.

And if you’re looking to lose weight, removing salt from your diet will do that too. Salt causes water retention and leaves you feeling swollen and bloated. You can shed water weight and get leaner, toned muscles by using low sodium recipes.

Because salt blunts your taste buds, cutting out salt will revitalize them.You’ll be able to taste a bigger depth of flavors. Foods like fresh fruits and vegetables will have that vibrant, delicious taste to them again.

Water retention and high salt diets also contribute to face fat and facial bloating.  Often times people who are ordinarily skinny and have a bloated face or a double chin or chubby cheeks often have lots of facial fat and bloating due to a high salt diet.

How To Cut Down On The Salt!

If you’re looking for a place to start cutting out salt, there are quite a few ways to do so. Begin with cutting back with what you eat. When you’re at home, add table salt very, very sparingly. Taste foods before you salt them; they might be just fine without adding any extra sodium at all. Say No To Salt And Processed Foods

You can also substitute different flavors or use alternatives to avoid eating high salt foods. Garlic, lemon juice, and herbs are a great way to add flavor to any dish while still reducing salt. When eating process and prepackaged foods (which have lots of salt added for preservation), opt for low sodium on no sodium alternatives instead.

But ya know what’s better?

Or even better, cut out processed and prepackaged foods completely.  This alone will greatly reduce your salt intake, increase your overall health, and increase your body’s ability to lose face fat and water retention.

The easiest way to cut salt out is never to start. Chips, crackers, cookies, and other snack foods often contain large amounts of sodium. And, we often eat these foods in large quantities anyway. Instead, try buying healthy options at the store instead like fresh vegetables and fruits, low sodium grains, and unsalted nuts.  These are great alternatives.

If you’re struggling to become a no salt chef, many websites have low salt recipes or even no salt recipes. These recipes will often use rice, fish, and other unprocessed foods to cut back on salt intake.

In a low salt diet plan, a person strictly avoids eating salt. While this may seem like a big undertaking, with some small changes of habit you’ll be able to see the benefits of low salt and no salt diets in no time. It may take a bit of extra discipline and determination, but after you develop the habits, you’ll see the advantages of the healthy, no salt diet.



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5 comments - Add Your Comment
john_socratous

June 22

Definitely true!

Anita

July 12

One thing this article fails to mention on abandoning salt entirely is that by completely eliminating salt, one also eliminates the healthful benefits of iodine. Of course, you're not going to find many salts on the market today that contain this much needed ingredient, as most salts have been bleached of their vital nutrients. Simply said, not all salts are processed equally. Any white salt, whether it's touted as natural sea salt or not, is bad news; this includes rock salt as well. A better, healthy choice for salt is an unbleached salt, one that still contains its full spectrum of minerals and the precious iodine I mentioned above. Iodine is needed for healthy thyroid and adrenal function as well as electrolyte balance. A good choice for a healthy salt is Redmond's Real Salt, produced in Utah, the state most known for its salt production. You'll find that this salt tends to look more like sand, and is even a bit gritty at times…this is due to its natural high mineral content. Of course, if you have a health condition that a higher intake of salt aggravates, then it's still wise to limit your intake of salt, though, if you're using the right salt, you don't have to go completely salt free. You might also consider taking an iodine supplement if salt intake is still an issue for you. Kelp tablets are an excellent and inexpensive source. If you're uncertain as to whether you have a health issue related to salt or you want to know if you may be iodine deficient, which is more common that most would realize, simple blood testing through your Dr. will tell you what you need to know. So don't be afraid of salt…well…Real Salt anyway :-)

john_socratous

September 6

Thanks for you feedback :)

Demetrious

October 31

Hi john, I have purchased the 30 day program and I'm following it precisely. I have a question about the diet plan, at the end of the day I stilll feel hungry. Is this normal, I have a very skinny lean body, but my face has extra skin giving me wrinkles. Also can I eat wheat bread, how lenient is the diet plan?

john_socratous

November 5

If you are still hungry then you can simply increase the amount of portions that we recommend. People do make adjustments to the plan and still see great results. Just try to stick as closely as you can to it.

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