The salt content in the sauce is relatively high, potentially triggering high blood pressure.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Many foods present hidden health risks, including the risk of high blood pressure. It is very important to know and prevent it because high blood pressure or hypertension can lead to a heart attack.
According to Blood Pressure UK, consumption of various sauces has the potential to trigger high blood pressure due to the relatively high salt content. Tomato sauce and mustard are the types of sauces to watch out for.
To prevent hypertension, use sauce in cooking or food only as needed. Get extra flavor for recipes from natural food ingredients. You can also make your own sauce instead of relying on bottled sauce.
Action on Salt, a group concerned with salt and its effects on health, explains that excessive salt consumption is very risky. A high-salt diet disrupts the body’s natural sodium balance.
“This causes fluid retention which increases the pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels,” said Action on Salt representatives ExpressSaturday (16/4/2022).
Cutting salt consumption from daily intake is said to be very helpful. One gram of reduced salt is claimed to save around 6,000 lives from stroke and heart attack deaths each year in the UK.
The group estimated a reduction in ideal salt intake, from an average of 10 grams to just six grams a day. That led to a 16 percent reduction in deaths from stroke and a 12 percent reduction in deaths from coronary heart disease.
In addition to salt, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) warns of the dangers of alcohol in raising blood pressure. The liquor is also high in calories and can make a person gain weight.