Pickles are foods rich with salt, sodium, and many vitamins and antioxidants, but eating them more or less than the body needs salt makes them foods that help increase the risk of heart disease.
The high consumption of pickles leads to high amounts of sodium and causes high blood pressure, thus increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and calcium leaching from the bones.
In this regard, the chief independent nutritionist at the Russian Ministry of Health, Antonina Starodopova, spoke during an interview with the Moscow City News Agency.
According to the Russian "Mir-24" website
She said, "The total salt consumption, including those found in bread, sausages, cheese and other industrial products, should not exceed 5 grams per day, the equivalent of a small spoon."
The expert, Starodopova, explained that "the various pickles, whether industrial or homemade, are rich with salt, so their consumption should be reasonably limited."
She also notes, "you cannot include pickles in the diet more than once or twice a week."
"People with cardiovascular, digestive and kidney disease should generally limit their use of these products."
"In the medical nutrition of people with various chronic diseases, it is not recommended to use these products of all kinds," she added.