For decades we have been grilled that salt is bad for the body and many people at risk of heart disease have been advised by doctors that salt can do more harm than good. they way I look at it is that that advice is actually putting those with heart disease in even graver danger. Salt has been publicized by the media as being responsible for ruining our health but new research has revealed that too little salt may be dangerous for your health as well.
Look guys the human body needs sal, period. Even better, of course, would be a recommendation to choose a natural salt like sea salt instead of highly refined commercial salt, which often contains harmful additives and lacks a balanced mineral profile and will take your body to the grave earlier than you planned. A new study found that low-salt diets might increase fatal heart attack and stroke risk. Plus, the less salt consumed, the greater the risk.
Researchers also found the link between high salt diets and high blood pressure isn’t as strong as once thought.
salt is an essential nutrient that is required for life that the body cannot produce it itself and which is required for good health. For humans, salt is as essential as water and we can perish from too little salt as we can of thirst. A healthy human body contains about eight ounces of salt and it is regulated in our bodies by our kidneys and by perspiration.
One essential component of salt which is sodium, is involved in muscle contractions including heartbeat, nerve impulses, and the digestion of body-building protein. Sodium is very easily absorbed and is highly active in the absorption of other nutrients in the small intestine. This sodium is the major extracellular electrolyte responsible for regulating water balance, pH, and osmotic pressure. It is very important in nerve conductions. Because of sodium’s importance to your body, several interacting mechanisms, including the generation of hormones angiotensin and aldosterone, adjust the system in the event of consumption of insufficient amounts of salt which would highly threaten the body’s nerves and muscles and interference with the sodium-potassium “pump” which adjusts intra- and extra-cellular pressures and if your salt intake varies widely, these mechanisms activate to assure that your body remains healthy, maintaining a constant blood pressure.
The other component of salt named chloride is also crucial to good health. It helps preserve acid-base balance in the body, helps potassium absorption, supplies the essence of digestive stomach acid, and greatly enhances the ability of the blood to carry carbon dioxide from respiring tissues to the lungs. Because salt is essential to good health, the human body is set with an innate salt appetite.
Iodized salt is used by 70% of the world’s population to protect against mental retardation due to Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) and many countries fortify salt with fluoride against dental caries in situations where fluoridating drinking water is inappropriate.