Salt and Sodium The Silent Threats

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Nowadays, most people start to know that Each day we eat more than enough sugar. But there are also other flavor enhancers and preservatives that are equally harmful to health, that is “salt and sodium”.

Today, I would like to take you to explore the penalty of this kind of silent villain. And follow to see the progress that How have we made progress in coping with the health issues caused by excess salt and sodium intake?

Thailand consumes more than twice as much sodium, a disease-causing factor that must be urgently corrected.

          Sodium is a mineral that is the main constituent of table salt or sodium chloride. And is a component of other flavoring and preservatives such as monosodium glutamate and baking soda. People should not consume more than 2 grams of sodium per day. Or no more than 5 grams of table salt per day. A 2007 survey by the Salt Consumption Reduction Network found that Thais consumed twice as much sodium from food, about 4.35 grams per person day. Not counting the sodium in the sauce. fish sauce and seasoning sauces that are added regularly.

salt and sodium Silent threats diminish health and cause serious disease.

when the body receives high amounts of sodium The kidneys have to work hard to remove excess sodium from the body. If you continue to consume more sodium. Causing rapid kidney deterioration and subsequent high blood pressure Increase the likelihood of other complications such as heart disease. And stroke. Make the complications of diabetes more severe

All of the above mentioned diseases are chronic diseases. need continuous treatment And the cost of treatment is very high. 

Therefore, it affects both the patient’s family and the state in medical treatment and disease prevention campaigns.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Surasak Kantchuwessiri Chairperson of the working group on salt reduction policies for non-communicable diseases and Head of the Department of Nephrology Department of Internal Medicine Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University explained that

“Studies around the world clearly show that countries with higher sodium intakes are more likely to suffer from NDCs. faster and more kids Nowadays, he always eats processed food, so he gets sick faster. People in the past before getting sick with these diseases had to accumulate until they were over 30 years old, but nowadays, patients are younger and younger, only 20 years old, they are sick with high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and tend to. Sick with kidney disease and cardiovascular disease followed already.”

So how can Thai people turn back to take care of their health again? Look at the answers on page 2.

Choose to eat to reduce sodium, reduce disease.

It’s well known that everyone knows that Thai food focuses on strong seasoning. Data from the Nutrition Division, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health found that Thai Kitchen has condiments which are the top 5 sources of pathogenic sodium: fish sauce, soy sauce, salt, shrimp paste, oyster sauce, not counting MSG and processed foods, pickled foods, crunchy snacks. which is an additional factor causing in the meals of Thai people, we have too much sodium in almost every household

Dr. Netnaphis Wattanasuchart Researcher from Food Product Research and Development Institute Kasetsart University Explain the solution to such problems that

“The institute has developed ready-made cooking water products that can be used to cook food immediately. and invented recipes to reduce sodium Prepared as a guideline for people who are interested in cooking. There are 3 categories of food: appetizers such as Thai papaya salad, tuna salad, one-dish meals such as noodles in gravy, pad Thai, and dishes such as mixed vegetable curry, shrimp paste chili paste, and stir-fried kale.