Salt, which is about 40% sodium and 60% chloride, is essential for humans. Why? Here are some of the healthy benefits of salt:
Your best source of salt is from non-processed foods because processed foods usually contain way too much sodium (to enhance flavor and improve shelf life). To help keep your sodium levels in balance, be sure to eat plenty of foods containing potassium such as bananas, potatoes, dark leafy greens, spinach, and tomatoes.
BOTTOM LINE: Salt is not inherently an unhealthy compound as long as it is consumed in moderation (FDA recommends less than 2300mg of sodium daily). The health benefits of salt are numerous and includes keeping your body water and blood sugar levels in balance.
Brian Danley, CFT
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