Many experts are calling on food manufacturers and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sell. People who consumed more than 7 grams of salt per day had a much higher risk of death than those who consumed 3-6 grams per day. But on the other hands this is vital to keep our bodies functioning normally. It is a main component of the extracellular fluids in the body. It is important for regulating hydration and also aids other body functions, such as the transmission of nerve impulses and the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Not only is there a physiological need for our bodies to ingest salt in one form or another, but there are a multitude of other uses aside from food enhancement and food preservation. Here are 9 ways to use salt that can help make life a little bit easier.
#1. Food preservation
Salt can be used as an off-grid way to preserve meat, fish and game that is caught in the wild. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier. Adding a pinch of salt to milk will keep it fresh longer.