Friday, May 21, 2010

Salt is a Necessary Mineral - Don't Eliminate it; Moderate it.

Salt is a compound composed of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. The importance of salt in our diet should never be under estimated, as many life-sustaining bodily functions would fail without the chemical support of salt.

Salt is required for the:

Regulation of blood pressure
Maintenance of proper balance between intra-and interstitial fluids
Maintenance of proper blood concentration levels
Many chemical processes within body systems
Transmit nerve impulses
Muscle contractions
Metabolic acid-base balance

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