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WHO warns of global overdose of sodium: 200% of recommended intake



The World Health Organization has issued a warning about high global consumption of sodium, an important ingredient in some foods that causes several non-communicable diseases.

From salty junk food to sweet cookies, sodium It is present in nearly all products consumed by humans and is constant in processed and packaged foods. world health organization (WHO) has issued warnings about the risks it poses to health.

Over 200% of Recommended Ingredients Consumed Worldwide ,agree with united nations (united nations), Statements issued by international organizations.

“This leads to deaths from non-communicable diseases.” , writes the international organization on its website.The conditions they refer to are “Heart disease, stroke, premature death” ,Normally “One of the leading causes of death and disease worldwide” according to the director-general of the UN-dependent agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus .

will be held at Statistics shared by WHO On their website they state: Cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately 18 million deaths annually .

How to spot an overdose of sodium?

The United Nations The main source of sodium in the human diet is table salt. as well as its “hidden” existence monosodium glutamate raw materials for processed foods.

For 2016, Catholic University of Chile Extract from (PUC) Ministry of Public Health (minsal), Chileans consume 12 grams of salt per day, far more than the 5 grams recommended by international organizations. .

For this reason, it’s important to know that sodium (other than “table” salt) is found in a variety of products besides sweeteners, according to the PUC. 75% of which comes from processed foods like that Bread, cereals, cheese, cold cuts, junk food, marinated meats, canned foods, snacks such as potato chips, sachets, dehydrated soups .

according to U.S. National Library of Medicine, Symptoms of high salt intake that is: Excessive thirst, infrequent urination, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, muscle spasms, and even seizures .

Source: Biobiochile

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