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Table salt. In total - harm or advantage?

you Remember a saying In it all " salt;? And a weight more of proverbs and sayings about salt? Not for nothing the mankind since the most ancient times pays such attention to usual table salt. Both goulash, and pizza, and pastries, and milk soup contain the invariable words " in the recipes; salt to taste . In reply it is possible to shrug shoulders only: Tastes differ!

Perhaps, any of food is not connected with such amount of customs, superstitions and is not appreciated as expensively as table salt. Consumption history its mankind already contains not less than ten thousand years. Still Homer called " table salt; divine . In those days it was appreciated more expensively than gold. From - for fields of rock salt there were military collisions, and sometimes shortage of salt caused salt revolts .

On tables of emperors, tsars, kings and shahs there were saltcellars from gold, and especially entrusted person - solonichiya managed them. Often paid soldiers a salary I will merge, and officials received a salt ration. As a rule, salt sources were property of masters and crowned persons. In the Bible there is an expression drinks salt from the palace imperial meaning person receiving contents from the tsar.

Let supporters of saltless diets shout of harm of table salt as much as necessary. And let your father, having twisted, dosalivat, in your opinion, already put too much salt Russian cabbage soup. Without changing anything in habits and tastes of other people, you have to be ready to answer only one question for yourself. Whether salt is so terrible?

One of narrow-minded legends - delusions says that cholesterol as substance in general, is harmful to a human body. Many opponents of the food containing cholesterol do not even suspect that the normal content of cholesterol in a human body makes 210 - 250 grams! Whether it is possible to say that cholesterol is a poison while it is a part of cellular covers and actively participates in biosynthesis processes, in particular, of hormones?

The similar situation, seemingly, developed with well-known chloride of sodium. The problems caused by excess contents in an organism and consumption by the person of salt have only indirect character and are caused more likely by violations in system of a metabolism of an organism. Whether it is possible to speak unambiguously about table salt as about the enemy or a food additive, very useful to a human body?

Since the beginning of the last century the sum spent by mankind for researches of this sharply standing question of means makes not one million dollars any more. However results, seemingly, do not apply to this day for being consolatory. The bowl of scales still was not inclined unambiguously neither in favor of supporters of the use of salt, nor in favor of supporters of a technogenic saying of the XX century Salt is a white poison! .

So, by results of one research, the volunteers consuming excess amounts of salt showed unfavourable results in the frequency of incidence of a cataract. Besides, the conclusion was drawn on an adverse effect of salt on sight of the person. The situation is explained by influence of salt on increase of pressure in an organism including eye.

Results of other research conducted, one may say, parallel to the first showed a bit different results. The group of the American researchers found out that restriction of consumption by the person of salt leads to increase of risk of a disease warmly - vascular diseases and, besides, leads to increase in probability of death from a sudden heart attack or a stroke. Violation of balance of sodium in an organism becomes the reason of it, namely sodium provides normal functioning of a cage.

The same researches obviously indicate that full refusal of consumption of salt leads to violation of activity of nervous cages, decrease in production of hormone of insulin, and also increase in blood of other hormone - a renin which causes increase in risk of death from a heart attack.

Of course, to you to decide how many salt to add to this or that dish. As we know, tastes differ. But anyway, one of not less wise proverbs says Everything is good that moderately! Bon appetit!