Let us start our salt journey by focusing on its importance for human being. Every cell of our body contains salt , an adult human body contains 250grammes to maintain the normal volume of blood and digest food. The World heath organization a daily intake of 3 - 4.5gms of salt everyday to have a healthy life.
up to 50% of our salt intake now comes from processed foods such as bread, ready-meals, soups, snacks. A further 35% is added during cooking and at the table. Just 15% is found naturally in foods.
Depending on the body balance People's risk for disease due to insufficient or excessive salt intake varies due to biochemical individuality. Too much or too little salt in the diet can lead to muscle cramps dizziness, or even an electrolytedisturbance, which can cause severe, even fatal, neurological problems. Drinking too much water, with insufficient salt intake, puts a person at risk of
waterintoxication (hyponatremia). Salt is even sometimes used as a health aid, such as in treatment of dysautonomia.
Sodium is an essential mineral in salt for balancing water levels in our bodies and regulating nerve impulses and muscle contractions. Too much of it can promote high blood pressure. Used wisely, however, and salt actually provides health benefits. For example, it's used for iodine fortification in many developing countries where iodine deficiency is the main cause of potentially preventable mental retardation in childhood, as well as causing goiter and hypothyroidism in people of all ages