SALT, TASTE AND HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
Salt is an essential nutrient for the human body. The big question is, “how much?” Sodium, potassium, and calcium salts are essential for all nerve cell activity, muscle movement, as well as the osmotic balance of the body fluids. Since the beginning of agriculture and farming 8000 years ago, salt consumption has remained relatively stable. In the last 50 years, however, the use of salt has skyrocketed primarily due to the significant increase in the consumption of processed foods and meats.