High Salt Effects Calcium

Calcium Could Deplete in the Body with High Salt Diets

 

The issue is when salt is excreted from the body it takes calcium along for the ride. This results in an increased risk for kidney stones and of course osteoporosis. Another condition of course is leading to High Blood Pressure.

The latest research done from the University of Alberta found an important link between sodium and calcium. When the sodium levels are at increased the body excretes it via the urine. What they found is that when this happens Sodium take Calcium for a ride as well. Well this depletes essential calcium stores in the body, which can lead to conditions such as osteoporosis, kidney stones, and because it affects our balance it could lead to increased blood pressure.

As we know the North American diet does have lots of Sodium in it. We do require sodium but not as much. When we eat out often or eat processed foods we tend to increase the required daily intake. This of course could lead to getting rid of vital calcium stores in our body. We work so hard to get essential nutrients but eating a high salt diet can counter act our goals of achieving optimal nutrient levels.

 

Sodium and Calcium both appear to be regulated by the same molecule in the body. It has been known for a long time this molecule was responsible for sodium absorption in the body, but the new findings suggest playing a role in calcium levels is new.

 

Watch your salt intake. But you don’t want it to go to nothing. You do need salt just not as much found in a regular North American diet. Make sure your vital nutrients are at optimal level.

 

To your heart health success,

Diamond Fernandes

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