Salt: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Salt: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

\" \" Sodium brings out the flavor of food and is a vital electrolyte necessary for life, but the average diet today is packed with excess salt from processed foods. Etymologically derived from Salus, the Roman goddess of health and well-being, would salt by any other name be more irresistibly delicious? As Bergquist explains, \"The sodium in salt causes most of the damage in our organs. The resulting high blood pressure can damage many organs, including the heart, kidneys and brain.\" Given these numbers, people with hypertension will be heartened to know that it is possible to lower blood pressure by consuming less salt.

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