Salt

A naturally occurring compound, seasoning, natural preservative, and an essential nutrient required for blood pressure regulation, transportation of nutrients into and out of your cells, ion exchange, and brain-muscle communication. The idea that salt is bad for you and contributes to heart disease is an idea that has become more or less cemented as dogma in the West. Decades of scientific research have failed to show the benefits of a low-salt diet or connect it to heart disease, and in fact tend to show the opposite. Low-salt (DASH) diets are associated with higher cardiac risk across multiple studies. The primary original study responsible for the “sodium myth” did not control for fructose consumption, which is a major factor contributing to heart disease. All salts are not equal, in terms of their impact on your health. Read more HERE, HERE, HERE, Here, Here, Here and here