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Please do not pass the salt

Please do not pass the salt

Have you tried eating food without salt? Many would rather starve than eat salt less food. Salt has become so much a part of our daily meals that it is next to impossible to think of food without it. Sadly, it has also promoted the growing number of cases in hypertension. A vast amount of research supports this view.

• High dietary sodium and low dietary potassium have been implicated in hypertension.
• Sodium also greatly increases calcium losses from the bones and thus contributes to osteoporosis.
• High urinary sodium is associated with high urinary calcium and this may contribute to the formation of kidney stones.
• High intake of salt is associated with stomach cancer.