Is salt and sugar not good for health?

Chennai, India
August 7, 2016 12:29pm CST
In our normal food items we do use salt and sugar very frequently. I feel that it is not so natural food as our ancient people never used it in food. But is they were more healthy lived long. I am in doubt that whether more use of salt and sugar in food may affect health..
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• United States
8 Aug 16
Every thing is good for us as long as we eat it in moderation. We need all vitamins and minerals that foods offer us. That is why does that tell you to cut things out of your diet are not healthy for us. Moderation and variety is the key to eating healthy.
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
I doubt whether salt and sugar gives vitamin and minerals. As far as taste is concerned it will be unavoidable.
• United States
8 Aug 16
@bsrikumar They don't, but sugar is a carbohydrate and we do need carbs, but too much sugar is bad for our help and can jam up our digestive system but we still need it in moderation. Actually, sodium it's self it a mineral and most Americans get their sodium intake from salt. Too much salt is bad for you just like too much sugar, carbs, lipids, or proteins in a large amount are not good for us. To much sodium can cause a rise in blood pressure and increase the chance of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. So as I stated before everything in moderation is fine even the salt and sugar because we still need it. To answer your question too little or too much of any macronutrients or micronutrients is bad for us and can have negative effects on us.
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
@CaseyRoss9966 Thanks.. good information. I will try to reduce salt as I use it more. I already reduced too much consumption of sugar
• India
8 Aug 16
Having no sugar and no salt is not good for taste!!!
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
True! ??
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
8 Aug 16
Yep..very true
@CinnamonGrl (6088)
• Santa Fe, New Mexico
7 Aug 16
Too much of either can affect your health a LOT. I recently stopped salting my food when it's already cooked, although I do enjoy a salty snack now and then. When I stopped using the extra salt, and what I usually used was too much garlic salt, my blood pressure went down by ten points. Heart disease, diabetes, all sorts of conditions afe affected by how much salt and/or sugar you use..
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
Thank you.. Good information.
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• India
8 Aug 16
• United States
7 Aug 16
Actually the use of salt and sugar can really have an affect on your health. For example, I have a slight allergy to salt. If I eat too much of it my eyes, hands, and feet swell. With sugar, well I really don't eat a lot of it myself, because diabetes runs in the family, and though I don't have it thank goodness it has become habit not to eat a lot of it. I think the affect they have varies from person to person, because of tolerance, active or inactive lifestyle, and the state of one's health. Well that's just my own opinion. Please let me know what you think if you have the time. :D
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
Thank you.. Good information. I will keep it in mind when I am happen to eat more salt and sugar and I will try to avoid excess intake.
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
8 Aug 16
Its bad but not so much.. Unhygienic foods and adulteration are more dangerous to the health..
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
Adulteration in food items are in increasing trend
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
8 Aug 16
@bsrikumar yep,,this trend will distroy us.. What we are eating we dont know how it is made, is it right to eat..every time when we eat we are in risk..
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
@kamruzzaman5ndc But the problem is that we may not know that there is adulteration or not
• United Kingdom
8 Aug 16
If you're in India then I would imagine that the salt will be sweated out of your body due to extreme heat outside. The sugar consumed will give you energy to live through the day. Indian food is also largely free of preservatives and colourings, so the body is consuming foods and spices in their most natural state. Whilst moderation is key in terms of salt and sugar intake, I think more active citizens come from hot countries and where foods aren't processed. Look at China and infact most of Asia; most are quite healthy compared to others.
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• Chennai, India
8 Aug 16
It is true that the temperature here is high for few months. But nit as much as arab or some African countries.
• Philippines
8 Aug 16
It is good as long as it used in moderation. Everything that is abused and overused will mostly not good for the health. Therefore, it would be good to be cautious in the use and abuse of anything that can be taken inside our body. It is better to prevent than to have lots of trouble curing it. Health is a very important asset that we need to protect. Have a healthy day ahead.
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• Guernsey
7 Aug 16
Everything you overdo isn't healthy. But yeah there are some sicknesses that you got from eating too much sugar or salt
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@meganval (263)
• Philippines
8 Aug 16
Too much of sugar and salt is unhealthy and dangerous for our health.