Are you salt sensitive?
What is Salt-Sensitivity?
It’s the term used to measure how your blood pressure responds to salt intake.
This is something you need to know. Salt-sensitivity puts you at a greater risk for hypertension, stroke, kidney disease, heart attack and other cardiovascular disease.
You can check if you are salt-sensitive by maintaining a low salt diet for four days, then shifting to a high salt intake for another four days. Check your blood pressure each day (at the same time) during the trial and record it. If you observe an increase in your blood pressure of five per cent or more then you're salt sensitive.
If you're salt-sensitive, a low-salt diet will have a powerful effect on your blood pressure.