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Is salts are requre for healthy foods ?

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Asked by RS.BHARGAVA, 19 Aug '12 12:19 am
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Salt is ubiquitous in foods and consumed in relatively constant amounts in our diets; it is essential to our health and development. Most of our salt comes from foods, some from water. The universal, consistent appetite for salt, public authorities agree, makes it the ideal vehicle for iodine fortification to prevent mental retardation.

Salt is essential not only to life, but to good health. It's always been that way. The body's salt/water ratio is critical to metabolism. Human blood contains 0.9% salt (sodium chloride) -- the same concentration as found in United States Pharmacopeia (USP) sodium chloride irrigant commonly used to cleanse wounds. Salt maintains the electrolyte balance inside and outside of cells. Routine physical examinations measure blood sodium for clues to personal health. Testing the salinity of perspiration is a good test for cystic fibrosis; scientists suspect that cystic fibrosis is caused by a deformed protein that prevents chloride outside cells from attrac ...more
Answered by jakir hussain, 19 Aug '12 12:24 am

 
  
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Adding more than enough salt in your food is bad for your health
Answered by malika dhillon, 19 Aug '12 10:14 am

 
  
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Yes
Answered by Manju Sikri, 19 Aug '12 09:05 am

 
  
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