Salt intake that is often deemed high may actually have benefits, scientists say… “We humans eat more salt than is necessary. But we all do it. So the question is: why?” asks Paul Breslin, a professor of nutritional sciences who researches sodium appetite at New Jersey’s Rutgers University… While governments have long pushed people to reduce their intakes of sodium chloride (table salt) to prevent high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease, there are good reasons why cutting down on salt is not an easy thing to do… Scientists suggest that sodium intake may have physiological benefits that make salt particularly tempting- and ditching the salt shaker difficult. It comes down to evolution.
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