Hold the Salt or Pass the Salt?

For as long as I can remember we have been told that salt is bad for us, it will give you high blood pressure and you will have a heart attack!

Turns out that this may not be the case.

Let me say that first, too much of anything is a bad thing, so keeping in mind throughout this post that I am not encouraging excessive salt intake.

What is salt?

Also know as Sodium chloride. Salt is 40% sodium and 60% chloride. You can get many different forms of salt. Sea salt, Himalayan salt and the table salt we all know to well.

Why do we need salt?

Aside from it may be making our food taste better we actually need salt! The essential minerals in salt act as important electrolytes in the body. They help with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.