Salt as a Nutrient

Salt is used to season foods. It’s responsible for foods tasting “salty”. Some foods simply taste bland without salt. Even foods we eat on a daily basis are commonly seasoned with salt, such as bread, sausage and cheese.

Check out some of the food you have in the house and read the list of ingredients. Which of them contain salt? Sometimes salt is also listed under its chemical name sodium chloride.


But beware: too much salt is deadly!!
As little as 0 5 g salt per kg of body weight can be fatal! In other words, if you weigh 40 kg, 20g of salt will kill you
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A low-fat diet was long thought to be the solution to high blood pressure. Though more recent studies have shown that it actually has little effect on blood pressure.
That said, low-salt nutrition continues to be advised in many diets, not necessarily aimed at blood pressure. As a result: Many people do without salt as much as possible, sometimes eliminating it from their daily meals almost completely. But in this case, too little is just as bad as too much. Kitchen salt, which is made up of sodium and chloride, is important for the body. The brain, for example, can only transfer information with the help of sodium currents. The kidneys don't function properly without sodium either. Too little salt inhibits the function of nerves as well as the formation of sufficient gastric acid.
The conclusion: Be careful not to consume too much salt, but make sure you meet your daily salt needs. Women need roughly 6g of salt, and men 8g of salt daily.