Beside this, which is worse sugar or salt?
Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt. Their arguments are published in the journal Open Heart. But other researchers have said the claims are "disingenuous" and "scientifically unnecessary". They maintain both need to be reduced.
Considering this, what happens when you cut out salt and sugar?
Also, studies have shown that increased salt intake tends to lead to an increase in sugar intake, leading to a doubled effect on your blood pressure. While cutting out sugar from your diet may not directly affect your blood pressure immediately, it could have secondary benefits that can help to reduce your pressure.
Salt kills microbes. Water diffuses between cells in the environment so that the concentration of solutes (such as salt) is the same on both sides of the cell. Solutions high in sugar also have the same effects on microbes, which is why it is used as a preservative of foods such as jams and jellies.