Salt is something most of us use to season our food on a daily basis. Moderation has been suggested and many fret about the amounts they consume. Table salt contains 40% sodium and 60% percent chloride, which means each teaspoon of salt provides about 2,000 milligrams of sodium.
It is recommended to consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day which is about slightly more than one teaspoon of salt. However, the average consumption of salt is at least twice the recommended daily intake. Excess salt can lead to long-term health effects.
Sodium makes you thirsty because too much of it disrupts the balance of fluid in your cells. As our salt intake increases, our bodies pull the water out of our cells into the bloodstream. In this process our brain gets triggered that we need water and make you crave water.