You may have heard the debates about sugar and salt. Which one is worse for your body and more important to avoid? The key is moderation for both sugar and salt, but research shows that sugar may be slightly worse than salt.
Learn more about sugar and salt:
1. Why you crave sugar and salt.
Many people find it hard to stop eating sugary or salty food.
Salty pretzels and chips or fizzy drinks and sweets can be hard to avoid. They’re both tempting and delicious, but they can wreak havoc with your diet.
You may be craving sugar and salt for several reasons. If you’re dehydrated, you may crave salt. Your muscles may also be craving salt. On the other hand, if you haven’t eaten in hours or are starving, you may crave sugar. The brain can crave sugar too.
2. Why sugar is dangerous.
An excess amount of sugar increases the risk of obesity. It’s also tied to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health issues.
Kidney failure, strokes, and heart attacks are possible from eating excess sugar.
3. Why salt is dangerous.
Too much salt is usually associated with the risk of high blood pressure. If you’re blood pressure is too high, the risk of heart attacks and strokes increases significantly.
An excess amount of salt may also cause fluid buildup in the body.