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Salt: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Salt is the easy seasoning used in kitchens everywhere to hide a multitude of sins. Casually added to our meals for generations, it is unsurprisingly one of those ingredients that people often take for granted, unconsciously sprinkling a generous amount over almost everything they eat. Even without adding extra salt to the food we eat, three quarters of food sold in supermarkets today contains salt already, including most ready meals, and basics such as bread, cheese and red meat.

As an adult, six grams of salt is your recommended daily allowance. The sodium contained in this amount of salt maintains the fluid in our blood cells, a task that the body cannot perform without salt. However, medical experts have found that regularly exceeding 6g of salt in your diet can lead to:

• High blood pressure
• Heart disease
• Increased risk of dementia in later life
• Increased risk of having a stroke

How Can I Tell I’m Eating Too Much Salt?

Salt is so common that it can be difficult to reduce, and equally difficult to figure out when your body is reacting badly to it. If you’ve experienced the following lowering your salt intake may be a good idea.

• Excessive bloating after meals
• Feeling more thirsty and dehydrated than usual
• Low mood

The above symptoms can also point to diabetes, so it’s important to consult a doctor before you seek other treatment, as a simple blood test will tell you whether your diet is the cause of your symptoms or not.

How Will Hypnotherapy for Salt Reduction Help Me?

Especially if you’re a person who likes to add extra salt during cooking and serving, hypnotherapy will help you break the habit. At the moment, it may seem like a choice, a necessity to make food taste the way you like it, but often, when we reach for extra salt, it’s either in compensation for lack of other flavours, or simply because it’s on the table. Hypnotherapy makes all your decisions more rational and conscious by drawing attention to the consequences of your actions while you are in a calm, responsive state. This means that you can be truly in control of your salt reduction programme, able to make discerning choices about how you season your food.

Want to Reduce your Food Intake Now?

In just a few sessions, a highly qualified hypnotherapist can work with you to ensure that you retain healthy salt levels, regardless of how much salt you currently consume. For more information, get in touch today!

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