Take The Salt Myths With A Pinch of Salt

By R. Siva Kumar - 28 May '15 20:23PM
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Salt may appeal to your taste-buds but it's got a shoddy image so far, especially due to the health experts, according to boldsky.

Now too much salt is bad for your blood pressure, but it's good for your brain development. If you cut back on iodine, which is present in salt, then your baby's brain development is affected when you get pregnant.

Moreover, iodine in salt helps you to secrete the thyroid-related hormone that can help to keep your body balanced.

Salt aids blood sugar control by improving insulin sensitivity. A low-salt diet increases insulin resistance and even moderate dietary salt restriction is shown to cause systemic insulin resistance.

"We humans eat more salt than is necessary. But we all do it. So the question is: why?" asks Paul Breslin, a professor of nutritional sciences who researches sodium appetite at New Jersey's Rutgers University, according to washingtonpost.

Thirdly, salt is a natural antihistamine. A pinch of salt on the tongue may help to fight an allergic reaction or an asthma attack. That is why the American Heart Association and NIH advise adults to take in 2,400 milligrams of sodium everyday, or about one teaspoon of salt.

Salt of course improves your digestion, and gives your teeth a cleaner look. It does your skin and hair proud too. In fact, salt is important for human life, but take care to use it in moderation.

Hence, do not get brainwashed only by the bad image it has got. Removing it completely from your diet couldn't do any good for you.

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