What’s the scoop on salt?

Salt - good or bad for your health?Salt has been used by humans for thousands of years. Whether obtained from the sea, or from rock salt, it’s been used to enhance the flavor of food as far back as the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages. One of the prime reasons the Romans started building roads was to transport salt from coastal cities to settlements further inland.

These days, mention the word “salt”, and you may as well have told a room full of people your personal view of a political situation – either way, you’ve opened up a can of worms!

[tweetthis]What’s the deal with salt? Good or bad? Do we need it, or should we avoid it?[/tweetthis]

In my thirties, or so, I became very salt-concious. I can’t count the number of times I’ve scolded someone with a very well-meaning “you’ll harden your arteries!” So, what is the deal with salt? Is it good for you or bad for you? Do we need it, or should it be banned from our kitchens altogether?

I find that the products I buy from Wildtree™ have just the right balance. And here’s why:

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