Dehydration Risk

High-sodium foods can lead to increased water loss, exacerbating dehydration in the summer heat

High Blood Pressure

Excess sodium intake can cause elevated blood pressure, which can be dangerous, especially in hot weather

Increased Thirst

Consuming salty foods can make you feel excessively thirsty, leading to overconsumption of unhealthy sugary drinks

Swelling and Bloating

Sodium can cause your body to retain water, leading to uncomfortable swelling and bloating

Kidney Strain

– High sodium levels can strain your kidneys, which are already working hard to maintain electrolyte balance in the heat.

Digestive Issues

Salty foods can cause digestive discomfort, such as stomach cramps and bloating, which can be worse in the summer

Interference with Nutrient Absorption

Excess sodium can interfere with the absorption of other essential nutrients, affecting overall health