Salt is not a direct factor in weight gain like sugar or fat. And yet it still has its role to play.

In 2016, “The Journal of Nutrition”, an American scientific journal, conducted a 4-days study of 16 men and 32 women between 18 and 54 years old.

During these 4 days, all participants had to have the same breakfast, drink nothing but water, and at lunch all eat the same dish (macaroni in sauce). And that was where the important part of the study was taking place. All dishes did not contain the same amount of salt and fat (either low in salt / low in fat, high in salt / high in fat, high in salt / low in fat, low in salt / high in fat ). Following this, several datas were calculated.

Data that has shown that the higher the amount of salt present in a dish, the more the sensation of pleasure during the consumption of this dish will be too. This encourages us to eat more of the dish in question.

In the same way the more the dish is salted, the less you can detect the fat present in this dish, so there is also a tendency to eat larger quantities.

So it’s not directly the salt that makes us fat, but the feeling of pleasure it causes, we no longer feel the fat present in the dish, we eat more, and we gain weight.

Doing a drastic diet without salt will not be the miracle solution if you want to lose weight. All you need to do is reduce the amount of salt you consume per day.

WHO recommends limiting daily salt intake to 5-6 g, while we consume on average 9 g to 12 g of salt per day, up to 15 g for those who like salt most.

It is therefore imperative to reduce the amount of salt that is consumed, because weight gain is only one of the minor effects of overconsumption of salt. The biggest danger is that salt promotes high blood pressure, a factor of stroke and cardiovascular disease, an estimated 31% of all the death worldwide per year.

But beware ! Reducing the amount of salt you consume is not just about reducing the way you eat what you eat, you also have to pay attention to foods that already contain a lot of salt. It’s 80% of our daily salt intake that comes directly from food. Among the saltiest are:

  • Delicatessen
  • Cheese
  • The biscuits, olives
  • The broths
  • Sauces (ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, …)
  • Anchovies, capers
  • Smoked fish and meat

 

So watch out for your salt intake!

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