Our expert says:
Thank you for welcoming me back. Hope you have a super New Year. Generally speaking, table salt or sodium intakes should be reduced as most people ingest much more than is required for good health. In individuals with what is called 'salt-sensitive hypertension', eating too much sodium does increase their blood pressure. In your case if you have slightly low bp, then a moderate salt intake is acceptable. If you have a tendency to retain water then eating too much salt can cause what is called an electrolyte imbalance which can cause water retention. Salt as such does not cause fat gain.
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