Which Foods Flush Salt From Our Body

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Most people are fond of adding too much salt to their food without realizing its hazards. So here we are providing you with a list of foods which help flush salt from our body and cleanse it after consumption of too much salt.

Potassium Rich Food— According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) one should increase the consumption of potassium rich foods to flush salt out from our body. As per the dietary guidelines prescribed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the per-day salt consumption of a person should not be more than 2,300 milligrams or one-teaspoon. So if your salt intake is more than the recommended quantity, you should consume more of potassium rich foods like bananas, avocados and oranges for flushing out salt from the body. Also root vegetables like potatoes, carrots and other vegetables like celery, spinach, tomato are  rich sources of potassium.

Eating dry fruits like raisins, prunes, dates is also beneficial to flush salt from our body as they contain considerable amount of potassium and will work on flushing salt from the body.

Beans— Consumingbeans of all kinds like lima beans, soy beans, white beans, kidney beans and even lentils is also a good option to flush salt from our body. All these beans are quite high on potassium content. A half cup of white beans alone can supply almost 600 mg of potassium!

Dairy product--Dairy products like yogurt, milk and buttermilk are also considered rich in potassium according to the USDA dietary chart.

Meat--Chicken, tuna, beef, pork and clams also top the list of potassium rich food items that can help in flushing salt from the body. All these products offer 200mg to 300mg of potassium per serving.

Eating food items high on water content like watermelon and broccoli will also help to flush salt from our body.

Peanut butter, dill pickles, unsalted nuts and black strap molasses are also few of the food items that are rich in potassium and can help to flush salt from our body.

Consuming spicy food like hot peppers, chilies, ginger and food high on spices will make the body sweat and the excess salt will be drained from the body along with it. This is an easy way to flush salt from our body. If you do not have access to potassium rich food items, you can always consume a lot of spicy food and get rid of the excess salt.

Eating these food items is an effective way of flushing salt from the body but kidney and heart patients should exercise caution and should consult a doctor before they start eating potassium rich food.

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