Almost everyone enjoys tasting and seasoning food with many flavorings for the most pleasant flavor including sour, salty, sweet, and spicy. However, a strong taste is not good for your health, especially too much salt.
However, avoiding sodium toxicity does not mean you have to stop seasoning your food with salt, because sodium is everywhere in food additives including fish sauce, soy sauce, sauces, flavor enhancers (monosodium glutamate), and baking powder (sodium bicarbonate) as well.
In our daily life, foods, snacks, and fruits consist of salt. It is found that Thai people consume salt more than 4,000 mg/ day; however, the average guideline recommends limiting sodium intake to less than 2,000 mg/ day. Our body is unable to produce sodium by itself; therefore, sodium is very important. Sodium works with potassium to maintain acid-base balance, nervous system, and muscular system functions.
We should take sodium in a suitable amount. Whenever sodium is over, it will be secreted through sweat, urine, and feces. Therefore, taking too much sodium can cause overwork of excretory organs including liver and kidneys. Moreover, sodium affects to water balance in body. If sodium is over, there will be more water in our body causing swelling as well as overwork of vessels, heart, and kidneys. As a result, it increases the risk of hypertension, kidney failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer, allergic reaction, and cardiovascular disease.
The most important thing is prevention. We must realize this before the disease is occurred by using functional medicine which focuses on our body. Moreover, rejuvenating our health to allow reparation must be done by using biofeedback. Biofeedback emits light electricity to examine any cell abnormalities which can reduce the occurrence of diseases.
Preventive health care is the best. If you always eat bad diet and too much sodium, do not exercise, and have stress, you should turn to take care of your health before you get sick. Therefore, your body will be able to repair itself.