Lymphedema Awareness Month Tips: Eat Less Salt

Everyone knows what cancer is, so why don’t more people know about Lymphoedema?

l will be sharing some tips throughout the month, please share them, there is definitely someone you know who will learn something beneficial for their health and wellbeing.

If you put a plant in salty water or soil, it will die…

Because the process of osmosis causes the water from the plant to move from the area of low salt concentration to the area of high salt concentration to balance out the pressure. Got it?? Kind of?

The same happens in your body. If you have a diet too high in salt you lose water from your cells and from you lymphatic system by this same process of osmosis.

And remember from yesterday’s post how important it is to keep water flowing through your lymphatic vessels.

So reducing your intake of salt can have a very positive impact on lymphoedema and in turn, your immune system (I often refer to the lymphatic system as the engine of the immune system, but that’s for another day!).

Remember that many processed foods contain ‘secret salt’ for flavour.

You’ll also taste your food more if you eat less salt.

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