Simple trick against stinging: reduce salt 2

Simple trick against stinging: reduce salt

Study: High salt intake can cause flatulence

Obviously, there is a correlation between increased salt intake and gastric uptake in the gastrointestinal tract. According to a recent study, salt reduction in diet is an effective way to alleviate it. Especially for people who eat fiber-rich foods, this is a way to reduce the often-associated flatulence.

Researchers of Johns Hopkins from Bloomberg, headquarter in Baltimore, have analyzed data from a major clinical study on nutrition and found a previously unknown link between salt and appendage. Originally, the study considered the health benefits of a DASH child. This diet is characterized by high consumption of fruits, nuts and vegetables and is considered to be extremely healthy – but also increases the appearance of flatulence due to high fibers. The team found that reducing salt intake simultaneously reduced overweight by more than a quarter. The findings were recently presented in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Simple trick against stinging: reduce salt 3
The outbreak was widespread. According to estimates, about one in three people is regularly affected by sunburn. The US research team has now discovered that salt apparently has a role in developing bloating. (Picture: Robert Kneschke /

Dietary fiber – healthy but encouraging

"Congestion is one of the leading gastrointestinal complaints in the US and may worsen in some people's diet rich in fiber," says Noel Mueller, a research manager at Bloomberg School. Current research results show that lower salt intake may reduce flatulence – particularly in diet rich in fiber.

Around every third person is often overwhelmed

Researchers estimate that every third person has been hit by surprise. If irritable bowel syndrome is present, the proportion is even more than 90 percent. This also reflected on the data from the study. At the beginning of the study, 36.7 percent of the 412 participants said they had regular suffocation.

DASH diet to reduce high blood pressure

Subjects were divided into three groups. Each group was fed with the DASH diet, a special diet designed to reduce high blood pressure. However, the salt content differs in each group. One group received a high salt intake, the second group was the middle intake of salt and the last was a low salt intake.

Hidden discovery of the sunset

In fact, the influence of salt on blood pressure should be determined. Tim Bloomberg's school found in the later analysis the link between inflating and adding salt. On average, the incidence of flatulence in a diet rich in fiber increased by about 41 percent compared to low-fiber foods. However, among the participants fed with fiber rich in DASH diet, it was discovered that a group with the lowest salt intake developed 27 percent lower than those in the group with the highest salt intake.

Reduction of the salt can help with some sunburn

The main conclusion from this analysis is that reducing sodium can be an effective way of reducing overweight, especially if they are affected by feeding high-fiber foods. The exact causes of this connection are unclear so far. "We assume that sodium intake also changes the microbial intestines in ways that affect the production of bacterial sulfide," said the research leader. He now wants to explore this relationship with his team and also determine the influence of other nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats. (Vb)

More tips on shrinkage can be found in the articles: "Best home remedies for bloating" and "Bloating – Causes and Effective Help".


Graduated Editor (FH) Volker Blasek


  • Mueller, Noel T. / Peng, Allison W. / Juraschek, Stephen P. et al., Effects of DASH dieting and sodium overdose, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2019,
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal upsurge (available on June 29, 2019),