Originally Posted by mikey51
I know that It raises your BP but today I ate somethig very salty and a lot of it. The result was that it raised my pulse rate by 20 points. I couldn't see any difference in the actual BP just in the pulse..
Someone explain this to me..
It might not be the salt. It could be the carbs. Were you consuming a lot of carbs, such as popcorn or chips?
Did you also consume some alcohol during this time?
The increased heart rate could have also been a byproduct of an allergic reaction to food.
OTOH, too much sodium might also cause a heart irritation.