Heart disease part three: a salty story

2012-10-04 00:00

TODAY’S topic of salt is a great example of the lesson that “too much of a good thing isn’t necessarily still a good thing”. Salt is an essential compound of sodium and chloride which is needed by every cell in our bodies, and a deficiency would be most harmful. However, most foods contain more salt (sodium) than we require in a day and the body absorbs it so freely that deficiency states are exceptionally rare.

In addition to the new salt laws, much can be done at home to reduce our intake of salt.

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