Salt is GOOD for you

Eating a diet high in salt may not be as bad for you as first thought and could even reduce chances of heart disease.

An eight-year study by scientists in Belgium found that people who ate lots of salt were no more likely to suffer problems with heart disease or high blood pressure than people who ate less salt. The findings 'certainly do not support the current recommendation to lower salt intake in the general population,' said Dr. Jan Staessen, of the University of Leuven in Belgium.

The average adult consumption is 9g per day, 50 per cent more than is recommended. Current UK guidelines recommend adults consume no more than 6g of salt per day (about one teaspoon), while babies and children should have less again as their kidneys struggle with large amounts.

Source - Daily Mail