Salty diet may increase your risk for autoimmune disease
Dr. Samadi explains
- Duration 4:41
- Date Mar 9, 2013
Dr. Samadi explains
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Medically he knows -- all and there's a new study that they found.
About another reason to skip the salt shaker from diabetes to multiple sclerosis even arthritis.
Potential health risks all from a salty diet.
You might -- -- known about doctor David -- member of the Fox News medical eighteen chief of the division of robotics at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Joining us now good to see doctor here's the thing with salt though.
If you never pick up the salt shaker -- you still have to worry.
It's actually an excellent question because 77%.
A -- assault is is hit -- in our food and it doesn't come straight from the sale of its salt shaker.
But this is a city that's coming out of nature this week and it's very important because.
Now all of a sudden salt.
Is going to cause -- called autoimmune disease.
Diabetes type one.
And had psoriasis and others and we never knew about this to everyone knows about salt and high blood pressure heart disease and stroke.
That's given but not causing autoimmune disease and this is a serious problem what he does.
And what autoimmune diseases it's really taking your.
Helper cells you're white so that's supposed to help you defend you against your own body.
Now all of a sudden those cells are going to basically go after your -- your pancreas your nervous system like most most -- is on -- on.
And it stimuli what causes this is soft so this segment is one of the most important was that we've ever done.
How much salt.
Should be taking.
If you look at the US dietary guidelines they talk about 2300.
Milligrams a day.
American Heart Association recommends 15100.
Milligram which is a lot less what do we take you want to take -- guess.
Milligram of salt the day the back to tea teaspoon full and that's a lot of salt.
I was just thinking three slices of the Turkey that I eat out the other by the grocery store it says it has the 8700.
We don't Graham says all I'm not to get a brand name but everything seems to have so much salt even Brett.
Your point is well taken and there are a lot of food and that has salt that you don't -- think about it.
Including a lot of sweet foods like -- -- cereal we have a whole list for example of the top on the list is -- you one -- that you would get so much -- permit.
Processed -- call cause all of these needs to have tons and tons of salt in them.
Pizza for example has about you know 760.
Milligrams of two slices of pizza you have done it -- the -- that all can you imagine the next one is really -- Any kind of oldies that can sue has tons of salt Kellyanne you're shaking your head so you want to stay away from that.
Oldest chicken nuggets etc.
has -- there's -- then you don't think about it now.
Besides the list that we added over here are also found a lot of other things Cheerios and -- without you know.
They ended their catalogs Brad.
Pancakes I think a lot of low fat.
-- cottage cheese.
-- of -- that's ridiculous so it -- up and you really have to be careful now.
You get sort your fingers -- stolen because of the salt you absorb all the water.
You you just do your so it doesn't keep well all of that we can take care -- because -- can go away so you believe the study a 100% but now autoimmune disease that's a serious problem that we need to pay attention.
Because that's all of the disease now.
How many Americans are affected by autoimmune disease in this country 24 million.
And that could be the reason why we have so much obesity heart disease and then you know many other autoimmune disease we have about radio them.
I was surprised of the -- -- -- Connection you wouldn't think -- skin disorder would be tied to salt or inflammation so that's the reason why I love this study because if you really pay attention.
You gonna put a lot of these food on the side are you going to think about what you're gonna put in your mouth.
You you are who you what you eat and you want to make sure you look at the labels and -- -- salt sugar is there would talk about another segment that has sugar.
But this is a serious problem it is a serious problem and when you -- -- bide side.
Based in going ballistic as a lawsuit but gets up to -- that out as well you would think it's good for you right Seattle -- cereals or -- the Burr Oak Hill has a lot of salt in -- you -- don't think about it.
Brad Moffitt and I thought it was a good thing for us it's not it has a lot of salt in the so everything in moderation are thinking caps on people I would -- it you know we used to say that -- I would say look at the labels and out of the amount of salt you're getting -- are there are and join us to send a house call tomorrow morning 10:30 AM a lot more medical stories -- money thank you very might just have a lot of great topics coming up tomorrow.