Salt-free diet for weight loss: the benefits and harm

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Last reviewed: 11.04.2020

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A popular and simple method of struggle with excess weight is a salt-free diet. Consider the indications for its use, food features, contraindications, menus and recipes.

Salt or sodium chloride is a trace element that is necessary for every living organism. It performs the following functions:

  • Included in the bones, extracellular fluid, soft tissue and lymph.
  • Takes part in metabolic processes and water-salt balance.
  • Chlorine ion is the main component for the production of hydrochloric acid, which is included in the gastric juice.

Despite the rather simple chemical formula, there are many types of NaCl. Consider the most popular types of salt used to improve the taste of products:

  1. Rock salt - consists of large crystals, contains many impurities. It is produced during industrial cleaning of the mineral halite.
  2. Evaporated (extra) - rock salt after chemical cleaning and heat treatment. It has small grains, so it is great for eating and cooking.
  3. Sea - a natural product, is extracted by evaporation of sea water. Contains a variety of minerals and trace elements, without impurities.
  4. Iodized is table salt with the addition of potassium iodate. Recommended for the treatment and prevention of iodine deficiency in the body.

In an adult there is about 250 g of sodium chloride. Daily 5-10 g of salt should be ingested. With its deficiency, the following symptoms are observed:

  • The gradual destruction of bone and muscle tissue (the body makes up for the lack of trace elements from these structures).
  • Disorders in the digestive and cardiovascular systems.
  • Headaches, general weakness, nausea.

But very often we abuse salt. This is due to the fact that it is part of many products, so it is rather difficult to monitor the consumption of this trace element. Overdose is dangerous with such consequences:

  • Increases blood viscosity.
  • Concretions are formed in the liver and kidneys.
  • Edema.

Most often salt-free diet is used for medicinal purposes under strict medical indications. But in some cases, this diet is used for the purpose of losing weight. The temporary rejection of salt reduces the burden on the kidneys, liver, heart and blood vessels. Eliminates puffiness, improves digestion and metabolism, promotes weight loss. The diet should not last longer than 14 days, as a deficit of sodium chloride leads to disruption of the water-salt balance in the body and other serious complications.

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Dietary table number 7 or salt-free diet has the following indications:

  • Chronic nephritis.
  • Renal failure.
  • Heart failure with swelling.
  • Myocardiosclerosis.
  • Hypertension.
  • Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity).
  • Pancreas dysfunction.
  • Obesity.
  • Chronic inflammation of the intestinal mucosa.
  • Chronic / acute gastritis with high acidity.
  • Peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
  • Allergic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and eyes.
  • Articular rheumatism.
  • Dyshidrosis with excessive sweating of the arms and legs.

The diet for the above indications should be prescribed by the attending physician and monitored using laboratory and instrumental studies. Salt-free nutrition is carried out in a strictly allotted period of time. This creates favorable conditions for the normal functioning of the kidneys and other internal organs. The diet has antiallergic effect and improves urination.

Salt-free diet for hypertension

Hypertension is a disease of the cardiovascular system with a persistent increase in blood pressure. Arterial hypertension can occur due to the action of hereditary factors, stress, bad habits, obesity, various diseases of the body, taking medications and with excessive salt intake.

A diet for hypertension is an essential part of treatment. Patients are prescribed anti-cholesterol and salt-free nutrition, the main purpose of which is to reduce blood pressure. Without dietary control, the disease will progress, causing serious complications of the cardiovascular and nervous system, kidneys.

Salt-free nutrition in hypertension:

  • Corrects exchange disorders.
  • Improves the work of the heart muscle.
  • Normalizes blood clotting.
  • Increases the elasticity of blood vessels.
  • Increases the synthesis of hormones neuroregulators: serotonin, dopamine.

NaCl retains fluid in the body, which is manifested by swelling of the tissues surrounding the capillaries. The effect of increased pressure on the arteries increases the blood flow from the heart cavities. The diet is based on limiting sodium and cholesterol intake. In drawing up the diet should follow these rules:

  1. Minimize daily salt intake. The optimal dose of 3-4 g per day. To improve the taste of food, it is recommended to use various spices: dill, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, basil, thyme and more.
  2. Products banned with animal fats are banned. Bad cholesterol provokes high blood pressure. To restore the capillary patency, any food that violates lipid metabolism should be discarded. The list of contraindications includes: egg yolks, fatty meats, whole milk and cream, offal, solid vegetable oils.
  3. To exclude the use of alcohol, nicotine, drinks with caffeine. Stimulants increase the pulse and cause over-stimulation of the upper brain. Increased load on the cardiovascular system provokes a rise in blood pressure.
  4. When eating carbohydrates, give preference to the complex. Saccharides are the main source of energy in the body. Simple carbohydrates (sweets, confectionery, jam) provoke a sharp increase in blood glucose levels and release of large doses of insulin. Excess glucose is transformed into adipose tissue, which is fraught with metabolic syndrome and obesity. While complex saccharides are slowly absorbed, they do not cause metabolic disturbances and sharp jumps in blood sugar.
  5. In the diet of hypertonic should be foods rich in potassium and magnesium. These trace elements accelerate the removal of excess fluid from the tissues, have a relaxing effect on the arteries, prevent the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of the capillaries and reduce spasms of smooth muscles.

Pressure reducing products:

  • Unsalted seafood: fish, seaweed, scallops, oysters and others.
  • Low-fat dairy products: cottage cheese, cheese, kefir, yogurt, whey.
  • Vegetables: pumpkin, zucchini, eggplant, cabbage, beet, avocado, leafy greens.
  • Fruits, berries, dried fruits: grapefruit, prunes, dried apricots, lemon, wild rose, cranberry, black currant, grapes, apples, citrus.
  • Whole grain products: rye bread, buckwheat, brown rice, oats, pasta made from coarse wheat varieties.
  • Unrefined vegetable oils.

When cooking, use sparing methods: roasting, stewing, steaming, boiling. Also recommended fractional diet, that is, 5-6 times a day. Particular attention should be paid to the ratio of the main components of food: 15% proteins, 30% fats, 60% complex carbohydrates. The daily rate of water is calculated 35-50 ml / kg of body weight, that is, you need to drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water per day.

Overweight hypertensives are advised to prefer vegetarian food. In moderate and severe hypertension, in addition to the diet, it is very important to comply with all medical prescriptions, including medication.

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Salt-free diet for kidney diseases

In case of kidney disease, all patients are prescribed diet table No. 7. Medical food provides restriction of the use of salt and other extractive substances irritating kidneys. Due to this, an anti-inflammatory effect occurs and the elimination of oxidized metabolic products is improved.

The main indications for a salt-free diet for renal pathologies are:

  • Acute diffuse glomerulonephritis in the recovery period.
  • Chronic nephritis in remission.
  • Nephritis with severe renal insufficiency.
  • Glomerulonephritis.
  • Amyloidosis.
  • Tuberculosis of the kidneys.
  • Nephrotic syndrome.
  • Terminal renal failure in patients with hemodialysis.
  • Gyperuricemia.

Diet number 7 creates favorable conditions for the work of the kidneys with their inflammatory lesions. Gentle nutrition improves metabolic processes in the tissues of the kidneys and other organs, has anti-allergic effect, stimulates urination.

Types of diet number 7:

  • 7a - chronic nephritis with severe renal insufficiency. Maximum sparing salt-free and low protein nutrition. To improve the taste of food it is recommended to use fresh greens, lemon. As the patient recovers, he is transferred to diet 7b. During treatment, salt, meat and fish dishes, legumes, as well as other substances and drinks that irritate the kidneys are completely excluded.
  • 7b - is prescribed for chronic renal diseases with severe azotemia. It is indicated for patients on the 15-20 day of treatment. The diet removes nitrogenous slags from the body and the oxidized products of protein metabolism, prevents the accumulation of harmful substances in the blood, reduces hypertension, increases urine output, and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • 7c - chronic kidney disease with nephrotic syndrome: glomerulonephritis, amyloidosis, kidney tuberculosis, nephropathy of pregnant women. Medical nutrition is aimed at reducing hypercholesterolemia, edema, proteinuria, fills the protein level. This diet provides an increased content of proteins and lipotropic factors with a sharp restriction of NaCl, simple carbohydrates and extractive substances.
  • 7g - terminal renal failure in patients with permanent hemodialysis. The recommended chemical composition of the diet: proteins 60 g, fat 110 g, carbohydrates 450 g. Consumption of salt - no more than 2 grams per day, water - up to 1 l per day. In the diet should limit foods rich in potassium and vegetable protein.
  • 7p - terminal renal failure, hyperuricemia. Protein should be 75% of plant origin. Nutrition fractional, all products are served in boiled or baked form.

Allowed products:

  • Bread and flour products (bran, without yeast and salt).
  • Soups with cereals, vegetables, pasta.
  • Low-fat meat, poultry, fish (limited in the first two weeks of treatment).
  • Eggs (not more than 2 pieces per day), milk and dairy products.
  • Vegetables and greens, fruits and berries.
  • Cereals and pasta.
  • Herbal teas, broth hips and black currants, fruit and berry juices.

Prohibited Products:

  • White and black bread, sweet pastries.
  • Marinated, canned and any other salted products.
  • Meat and fish broths.
  • Fatty meats, fish, birds.
  • Canned food, sauces, snack pate.
  • Legumes, onions, mushrooms, garlic, sorrel.
  • Alcoholic and carbonated drinks.

During treatment, restriction of salt intake and a slight decrease in protein are shown, fats and carbohydrates remain unchanged. Also recommended fractional diet and gentle culinary processing (fried food is contraindicated). The chemical composition and energy value of the diet: proteins 70g, fats 80-90g, carbohydrates 300g, calorie 2000-2400 kcal.

Salt-free diet of edema

Edema is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the organs and tissues of the body. Approximately 2/3 of the fluid is in the cells, and 1/3 in the intercellular space. Puffiness appears when fluid passes from the cells into the extracellular space. A painful condition occurs when kidney disease, pathologies of the cardiovascular system, due to overeating salty foods and other reasons. In any case, edema signals a failure in the body and requires treatment.

Salt-free diet - is one of the effective methods to combat edema. The essence of nutrition is to reject products that retain water in the body, primarily salt. Excess sodium chloride retains water, disrupts metabolic processes and increases blood pressure.

Power Features:

  1. The diet should be carried out in consultation with your doctor, as a limited diet can cause severe weakness. This is a particular risk for people with kidney and liver failure.
  2. To improve the taste of food, salt substitutes, natural herbs and other spices are used.
  3. With strong edema, fasting days are recommended in conjunction with medical treatment.
  4. During the diet it is better to refuse diuretic drugs, since their use can lead to dehydration and impaired water-salt balance.

In the treatment of edema, it is very important to choose natural products that are well absorbed, saturated with useful micro and macro elements.

Recommended products:

  • Low-fat varieties of meat, fish, poultry.
  • Dairy and dairy products: cheese, cottage cheese, kefir, yogurt, sour cream.
  • Cereals and pasta from durum wheat.
  • Cereal bread (without yeast).
  • Vegetables and fruits rich in potassium.
  • Fresh juices and decoctions with diuretic action.

Prohibited Products:

  • Fatty, spicy, fried.
  • Canned, salted and pickled products.
  • Canned fish and pates.
  • Sausages.
  • Sauces
  • Cheese
  • Confectionery.
  • Pastry from wheat flour.
  • Snacks and products with artificial additives.

You should also limit daily consumption of NaCl to 1 g and liquid to 1.5 liters. In addition to the diet, it is necessary to minimize stress and nervous experiences, to keep fit, to get enough sleep.

Salt-free nutrition from edema requires the preparation of the body to conduct a diet and exit it. You can not completely abandon the salt and quickly return to the usual diet. Before treatment, it is recommended to gradually reduce the amount of salt, and at the end of the diet, slowly introduce it into the menu.

If you do not adhere to these rules, then an increased amount of sodium chloride will become a strong stress for the body. First of all, it will have a negative impact on the urinary system and heart function. Edema reappears, blood clots may form and blood pressure may rise.

Salt-free diet for urolithiasis

Urolithiasis (ICD) is a pathological condition in which solid masses are formed in the bladder and renal pelvis. Most often, this anomaly occurs against the background of metabolic disorders in the body. Mandatory component of treatment is diet therapy.

The diet is based on limiting the consumption of foods that contribute to the formation of sediment and stones. If the disease proceeds against the background of pathologies of the cardiovascular system, then fluid restriction is indicated. Before drawing up the diet, the patient is prescribed tests to determine the composition of the calculus: blood and urine for salt transport, urinalysis, study of the structure and mineral composition of stones.

Urolithiasis has several types. Depending on the nature of the solid formations and their chemical composition, therapeutic nutrition is compiled. Consider the main types of stones and salt-free nutrition for their treatment:

  1. Oxalates (caused by oxalate salts).

During treatment, you should limit the use of salt and foods that provoke the formation of calcium oxalate crystals:

  • Spinach, Sorrel, Rhubarb and other products with vitamin C.
  • Figs
  • Chocolate, cocoa.
  • Potatoes, tomatoes.
  • Black currant.
  • Onions, carrots, peppers.
  • Fatty meats, poultry, fish and broths from them.
  • Pastry baking.
  • Canned and smoked meats.
  • Strong tea, kvass, cocoa.

At the heart of the diet should be fruit that displays sorrel acid: grapes, pears, plums, apples. Temporary unloading on fruit allows you to restore normal health by alkalizing urine and reducing the amount of oxalate.

The basis of the diet should be such products:

  • Yesterday's white and rye bread.
  • Fermented milk and dairy products (in moderation).
  • Eggs without yolks.
  • Vegetable and cereal soups.
  • Kashi and pasta.
  • Fruit and berry juices.
  • Broths of coltsfoot, birch leaves, violet roots.

Calorie intake should not exceed 3500 kcal. The amount of fluid up to 2 liters per day. Cold and hot meals are contraindicated.

  1. Urats (salt precipitate in an acidic environment).

The diet is aimed at restoring the exchange of purines, shifting the urine reaction to the alkaline side and reducing the intensity of the synthesis of uric acid salts. Salt, proteins and fats should be ingested in moderation. The amount of liquid 1.5-2 liters per day, caloric 3000 kcal.

Prohibited Products:

  • Fatty varieties, fish, meat, poultry.
  • Meat, mushroom and fish broths.
  • Offal.
  • Bean cultures.
  • Spinach and sorrel.
  • Alcoholic beverages, coffee, cocoa.
  • Salt, canned, pickled products.

Patients shown 3-5 meals a day. Culinary processing of food and food temperature is not regulated. Additional consumption of vitamin C and B1 is also recommended.

Recommended dishes:

  • Milk products.
  • Lean meat and fish.
  • Vegetable and cereal soups.
  • White and black bread.
  • Honey.
  • Pasta, porridge.
  • Eggs
  • Sweet fruits.
  • Vegetables, leaf lettuce.
  • Fruit and berry juices.

When urata useful all types of dairy products, vegetables and fruits, cereals. Diet should be similar to vegetarian.

  1. Phosphates (formed in the alkaline environment of the body).

Concretions are formed due to a violation of the proportions of calcium and phosphorus in urine. Since urine is alkaline, phosphates do not dissolve with it. Salt-free diet is aimed at reducing foods high in calcium and increasing the acidic environment of urine. Under the ban gets vegetable, dairy and flour food.


  • Sour berries and vegetables.
  • Milk and dairy products.
  • Alcoholic and carbonated drinks, coffee.
  • Hot spices, salt.

The composition of the medical menu should include:

  • Brussels sprouts.
  • Red currants and lingonberries.
  • Pumpkin.
  • Peas.
  • Apples
  • Beef liver.
  • Carrot.
  • Egg yolks.
  • Butter.
  • Dairy products.

A salt-free diet for urolithiasis stops the formation of new stones. Properly formulated nutrition is balanced and as safe as possible for the kidneys, since all irritants are excluded.

General information of the salt free diet

Sodium chloride has an important function in the human body. The substance is part of the lymph, cells and blood. Lack of excess salt is a danger of developing various health problems.

The main goal of a salt-free diet is to normalize the level of NaCl in the body, to prevent and treat edemas, and pathologies of the cardiovascular, renal and hepatic systems.

The essence of the diet is based on the following principles of nutrition:

  • Salt can be already ready dish, in the process of cooking is impossible.
  • Fractional diet with the last meal no later than 19:00.
  • As an alternative to NaCl, you should use various spices: herbs, onions, garlic, greens.
  • Fried food, smoked meats and marinades are contraindicated.
  • The minimum duration of the diet is 4 days, the maximum is 15 days.

With a strict version of the salt-free diet, the patient’s condition should be monitored by the attending physician. This is due to the risk of various complications.

Salt-free diet during pregnancy

Overweight, severe swelling and the risk of preeclampsia are the main indications for a salt-free diet during pregnancy. In the early stages of carrying many women pulls on salty. This desire is associated with enhanced production of progesterone, which stimulates the muscles of the uterus and contributes to the successful implantation of the embryo.

Progesterone also affects the walls of blood vessels, which is manifested by low blood pressure, nausea and dizziness. Excessive use of chloride allows to level these symptoms. In this case, the spice retains fluid in the body, causing swelling, not only external (swollen fingers, legs), but also internal (a sharp increase in body weight).

Food with a limited content of NaCl can be prescribed both in the early stages and in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Features of the diet:

  • Refuse from salty, spicy, fried, fatty and smoked food.
  • Limit flour and confectionery.
  • Exclude sausages, canned and canned food.
  • The basis of the diet should be low-fat varieties of meat and fish, fresh vegetables and fruits, natural vegetable oils, dairy products, cereals.
  • Cook dishes by boiling, steaming, baking, stewing.
  • For severe edema, limit the amount of fluid.

Duration of the diet should not exceed 14 days. Salt-free nutrition is carried out only for medical purposes.

Salt-free diet during breastfeeding

During lactation, the body is experiencing a double load. Proper nutrition with minimal salt intake is one of the methods to improve breastfeeding and overall well-being. Abuse of spice causes fluid retention in the body, adversely affects lactation. Limiting salt is necessary to improve milk production and normalize the flow of fluid in the cells of the body.

Features of the diet:

  • Fatty, fried and spicy foods are contraindicated.
  • A young mother should drink pure water and herbal teas, which have a tonic and tonic effect.
  • Add more vegetables and fruits to your diet.
  • The menu should be dairy products, cereals, pasta from durum wheat.
  • Minimize the use of sweets, pastries, coffee, carbonated drinks.

It should also be borne in mind that sodium chloride is dangerous in inflammatory processes in the urogenital system and pelvic organs, which often occur after childbirth. Salt-free diet allows you to prevent chronic diseases that worsen during lactation and bring the figure back to normal.


Salt-free, like any other diet, can benefit and harm the body. Features of therapeutic nutrition:

  • There are no strict dietary restrictions.
  • Minimizes the load on the liver, kidneys, cardiovascular system.
  • Improves metabolic processes in the body.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Eliminates puffiness.
  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Normalizes diet due to frequent meals.

If you follow all the recommendations regarding salt-free nutrition, the body is freed from excessive amounts of salt, blood pressure is normalized, the kidneys and urinary system work. There is an unloading of the musculoskeletal system, swelling on the face and throughout the body. Removing excess fluid helps burn fat and lose weight.

One more plus of a salt-free diet is a cosmetic effect. It allows you to get rid of cellulite. After removing excess fluid, the pressure on the fat cells is reduced. Due to this, cell membranes become less dense. This diet is also useful for pregnant women, since it reduces the load on the kidneys and heart, preventing preeclampsia and eclampsia.

As for the harm and disadvantages, with long-term salt-free nutrition or complete abandonment of NaCl there is a risk of impaired water-salt balance, in which the body compensates for the deficit of sodium chloride from the bones, weakening them. It should also be borne in mind that the diet has a number of contraindications and limitations to the conduct.

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What can and what can not?

The basis of a salt-free diet should be a vegetarian diet, which can be varied with such products:

  • Low-fat meats, fish and poultry.
  • Seafood, offal, eggs.
  • Low-fat dairy and fermented milk products.
  • Vegetables (except potatoes), greens, leafy salads.
  • Fruits (except grapes, bananas) and berries.
  • Cereals with a low glycemic index.
  • Salt-free bread, pastries made from rye flour.
  • Pasta from durum wheat.
  • Green tea, weak coffee without sugar, vegetable and fruit juices, decoctions.
  • Refined vegetable oils, unsalted butter.

Vegetables and fruits should be eaten fresh. Frozen and canned foods may contain salt and other artificial ingredients. When choosing a cheese should choose lightly salted varieties.

To enrich the taste of dishes, you can use onions, garlic, celery, dried vegetables and other seasonings, but without sodium chloride. Limiting the use of pure salt allows you to feel the real taste of food.

As with any diet, salt-free implies a number of dietary restrictions. Not only pure salt is banned, but also such products:

  • Fat meat, fish, poultry.
  • Fatty dairy products.
  • Semi-finished products, canned food, sausages.
  • Marinated and salted products, preserved.
  • Pastry baking.
  • Confectionery.
  • Vegetables and fruits with a high content of sugar, starch.
  • Carbonated and alcoholic beverages.
  • Strong tea and coffee.

If the diet is prescribed to patients with kidney or cardiovascular disease, then meat, mushroom and fish broths, legumes, radish, spinach, sorrel, mustard, as well as the complete rejection of salt, are banned. For patients with a normal state of health, a minimum daily intake of salt is possible.


Despite all the benefits of salt-free diet, the diet has a number of contraindications that should be considered:

  • Increased physical activity - during active sports, up to 30 g of salt is excreted from the body afterwards. To compensate for the losses, during the diet you should use mineral water with sodium chloride and slightly salt some food, but not exceed the daily rate of spice.
  • Pregnancy and lactation - during this period, the diet can only be carried out for medical reasons (kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, edema). This warning is due to the fact that during gestation, the female body spends a large amount of NaCl. A sharp and gratuitous restriction of the mineral intake may cause health complications for both the woman and the child.
  • Hot climate - salt-free diet is not recommended during heat waves. The diet is best done in the autumn-spring period, when the body is not actively sweating and losing microelements.

With extreme caution, the diet is prescribed for patients with diseases of the heart, kidneys and thyroid gland. Restrictions on salt-free nutrition apply to children, adolescents and the elderly.

But if there are no contraindications, then you should go on a diet after consulting with your doctor. In this salt-free diet can be observed no more than 2-3 times a year and no more than 10-14 days.

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Possible risks

Complete refusal of salt for an extended period of time causes a number of changes in the body. Consider the main risks associated with a salt-free diet:

  • Exchange violations.
  • Nausea.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • General malaise.
  • Sharp decrease in arterial pressure.
  • Muscle weakness.

According to statistics, the risk of sodium chloride deficiency is extremely low. This is due to the fact that the complete rejection of this substance is simply impossible. Salt is part of many products, so in any case enters the body, albeit in minimal quantities. If you follow all recommendations regarding diet, the risk of complications is minimal.

What is dangerous salt-free diet?

One of the dangers of a diet with a limited content of NaCl is a deterioration in general well-being, a sharp decrease in blood pressure, weakness, sluggishness and dizziness.

A hard, salt-free diet should last no more than 3-5 days. This time is enough to normalize the body's electrolyte balance and relieve swelling. A longer absence of sodium chloride causes loss of appetite, decreased muscle tone, and digestive disorders.

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In most cases, a salt-free diet proceeds without life-threatening complications. But unreasonable elimination of salt from the diet can cause such problems:

  • Increased bad cholesterol and triglycerides (low density lipoproteins and fats).
  • The risk of developing insulin resistance, diabetes and endocrine pathologies.
  • Exacerbation of chronic diseases.
  • Prolonged limitation of sodium chloride for patients with a second type of diabetes is dangerously fatal.
  • If the diet is prescribed for women in the premenopausal period, then hormonal changes should be taken into account, during which the salt balance is disturbed in the body.

For all patients there is a risk of developing hyponatremia, since sodium enters the body in small amounts. Hyponatremia is manifested by the following symptoms: anorexia, nausea, headaches, behavioral changes and irritability. In rare cases, there is muscle weakness, convulsions, urinary incontinence, impaired consciousness.

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Exit from salt-free diet

One of the highlights of any diet, including salt-free - is the right way out of it. Consider how to properly finish the diet and fix its results:

  1. After the end of the period of limited nutrition, you should properly prepare the body for a more expanded diet. The first 3-5 days you need to diversify the usual menu of previously prohibited products, but not to exceed the daily rate of salt.
  2. Pay attention to the calorie intake. If a salt-free diet was aimed at losing weight, then after its completion it is possible to increase the kalorazh by no more than 30%.
  3. Continue to eat what was consumed during the diet. Gradually replace the annoying products with similar ones.
  4. The basis of the new diet should be vegetables, fruits, herbs, lean meats, fish and poultry. Choose foods that contain a lot of vitamins and microelements. Forget sausages, cakes and smoked meats.
  5. Choose a balanced and proper diet. It is necessary to eat often, but in small portions. Do not overeat. The last meal should be 3-4 hours before the planned night rest.

Exit from the salt-free diet should last at least 10 days. During this time, it is necessary to establish a regime that would provide full and proper nutrition in the future.

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Feedback and results

Numerous reviews and positive results confirm the effectiveness of the diet with a limited content of sodium chloride in kidney disease, edema, pathologies of the cardiovascular system and overweight.

Salt-free diet is designed for healing the body and improving metabolic processes. Limiting salt and carbohydrate-rich foods has a desensitizing effect on the body. Quite a wide range of products and the possibility of cooking favorably affect the digestive system and general well-being. In addition, the diet helps to develop and consolidate the habit of proper, balanced diet for the rest of your life.

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