Everything you need to know about salt
We consume incredibly large quantities of salt every day. About 2 – 3 teaspoons go to food that we cook by ourselves. So, how to protect yourself from harmful effects of salt?
According to nutritionists, this level becomes dangerous to our health and it can lead to unpleasant consequences. But what if it is difficult for you to completely refuse salt or you fail to reduce the amount of it?
Studies have shown that the recommended amount of salt per day is a half to one teaspoon. So why are we so much higher than the recommended daily dose? It is believed that salt is addictive. Despite the fact that it is involved in the metabolism of salt ions in the body, it reduces the chances of developing heart diseases, and the ratio of sodium and potassium in the body ensures healthy functioning of the heart, however, excessive consumption of salt can have a particularly negative impact on salt.
What do salt suppliers try to hide?
Manufacturers of most salts (even Kosher) use sulphuric acid and chlorine to bleach salt, which makes the product look more attractive to the consumer. Also on some packages of the salt you can often find a label saying “99.7% pure product”. Many people believe that such product is free of any additives. However, this is wrong. When other minerals are removed from the salt, the body simply does not get them. Refined or purified salt is considered to be dangerous, because it does not contain any additional minerals. This is considered to be an unnatural process and the body may react to it as to a foreign substance, which can cause various health problems. It even increases the risk of developing hypertension, osteoporosis, stomach and kidney diseases.
What kind of salt you choose?
If you are using crude salt, you can protect your body from harmful substances, supply more than 80 different minerals, thus helping the body with metabolic functions, protecting the heart and vascular system as well as improving the body’s overall well-being. Specialists advise to keep in mind that salt is not just harmful. It is absolutely necessary for our body, cells and organs to function.