Although salt gives food a more appetizing flavor, studies tell us that we should tone down on the use of this seasoning as it can bring detrimental effects to our health.
Salt has been found to increase blood pressure levels, and can therefore shoot up the risk for stroke, heart disease, and so on. That’s because salt makes the body store more water. This extra water raises the blood pressure while straining the heart, brain, arteries and kidneys.
If you’d like to tone down on your salt intake, it’d be a good idea to use fresh herbs to flavor the food that you eat.