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Overweight? Skip the salt.


Being overweight has long been linked to high blood pressure. To help control your blood pressure and lose some extra kilos try reducing your salt intake.

A US study by Vanderbilt University shows that salt may also be involved in weight gain.

Traditional thinking has been that salty foods make people drink more water, but the Vanderbilt University researchers found that it actually reduces thirst and makes people more prone to overeating, weight gain and even metabolic syndrome, which can lead to diabetes and other serious conditions.

SALT SKIP TIP: Give yourself up to eight weeks to undo a salt habit. Once you lose your taste for it, you'll also find it a lot easier to taste when foods have too much salt in them.

 


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