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High Salt Foods Stall Weight Loss, Increase Blood Pressure

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Avoid condiments, sauces, canned tomato products, ketchup. pretzels, chips and cheesy snacks.

Bread has lots of salt, frozen entrees, some cheeses, canned soups, ham, bacon, lunch meat, pizza, burgers and even chicken. America pumps salt into chicken to make it look more plump.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 9/21/2012 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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SUNSHINE6442 9/27/2012 7:12:00 AM

    Salt is one of the culprits as to why the opening of the arteries gets clogged up and narrowed. In order to prevent the progress of clogging and the hardening of the arteries in your body, salt that accumulates in the body and blood over several years can build up inside the arterial walls, forming plaque which clogs up the arteries, leading to more harmful effects like a heart attack or stroke.

Retaining excess fluids can leave you feeling bloated
In fact, a diet high in salt content can not only affect your blood pressure, but is typically associated with weight gain.

High levels of salt in our diets usually come from calorie dense, fiber poor, processed foods, like those found in fast food and restaurant meals, as well as on supermarket shelves. If you adhere to a low salt diet, it will likely consist of the lower calorie, healthier foods associated with weight loss
ANAASC 9/25/2012 4:17:00 PM

    I love salt, craving salt today, chips, cheetos, anything!!! Staying strong so far. emoticon
CHESAPEAKE60 9/21/2012 11:14:00 AM

    While i will agree that salt can be bad for those with high blood pressure or cardiac disease, I cannot agree with the stall weight loss. Fluid retention is not fat. You eat more salt you retain more water. The next day or two you eat less salt and you lose that extra water. Neither has affected how "fat" you are. Since I am have normal BP and no heart issues I don't worry about a reasonable amount of salt in my diet - certainly would not give up condiments, etc that are not high in sugar/calories because of salt content. I like salt. emoticon

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