Consuming too much salt has been associated with many diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke among others.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that a person should eat less than five grams of salt per day.
According to the WHO, a large number of people, eat 10 grams or more than one teaspoon of salt per day, thus endangering their health.
Experts say that too much salt causes water to enter the blood vessels, thus causing a person to suffer from high blood pressure.
But now a new study has revealed that too much salt in the body also causes stress.
A study conducted by the University of Edinburgh in England, has revealed that a lot of salt causes the body to produce a large amount of hormones that cause the brain to suffer from stress.
Although both sexes suffer from depression, men are more affected. Statistics show that a greater number of men resort to suicide when faced with stress compared to women.
Experts say that unlike women who talk to their partners about the problems they face, men remain silent.
They add that upbringing contributes greatly to the situation as men have been taught since childhood that ‘a man should not cry even if he is hurt’.