12 Common Foods You Didn’t Know Had Weird Side Effects
Salty foods may swell your fingers
We know foods high in sodium are bad, right? We also know that most of the ready-made meals, fast food menus and snacks nowadays are overloaded with sodium.
However, few people know that eating excessive amounts of salty foods can literally swell their fingers.
According to Dr. Clark, this terrifying side effect happens due to water retention; in simple terms, sodium makes your body retain more water than it needs and at some point it shows.
The daily recommended intake of sodium for an adult is less than 2,300 milligrams. Statistically, the average American is eating at least 3,4000 milligrams of sodium every single day, so you can only imagine what we put out bodies through.
ATTENTION! If you notice that your fingers are swollen, it’s time to get a check-up. This side effect isn’t exactly normal even if you do eat more sodium than recommended. Swollen fingers can also signal a serious health issue that may require treatment, so make sure to talk to your doctor about it ASAP.