Salts are essential for life!

Someone said, but how far can their essentiality go? Without harm to consumers.
Mortality rate has drastically increased in recent times and one of the major reasons for this is because of what we consume.

Recommended Salt Intake

Adults
Adults shouldn’t consume more than 6g of salt (2.4g sodium) per day, or about 1 teaspoon.

Children
1 to 3 years old should consume no more than 2g of salt every day (0.8g sodium)
4 to 6 year olds should consume no more than 3g of salt each day (1.2g sodium)
Those within aged 7 to 10 should consume no more than 5g of salt each day (2g sodium)

Babies
Since their kidneys are not yet fully matured, babies shouldn’t consume large amounts of salt.
Less than 1g of salt per day is recommended for infants under 1 year old.
If a baby is nursed, breast milk will provide the proper amount of minerals, including sodium. Breast milk and formula milk both contain about the same quantity of nutrients. Hence, adding salts to this is of no use but harmful.

How Salt Affect Mortality
High blood pressure is linked to a salt-overeating pattern. Intake of too much salt is confirmed to be the cause of about 5 million deaths annually worldwide, and hypertension is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Blood pressure has also been found to decrease by reducing salt intake.
High Salt Content Foods

Shrimp, Cured Ham, Sunflower Seed, Pickled Cucumber, Canned Beans, French Bread, Breads and rolls, Pizza, Sandwiches, Burritos and tacos, Savory snacks, dairy products, meats, shellfish, vegetables, etc. are some of the foods consumed daily that contains high salt.

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Final Thoughts
As much as salt has many benefits, its excessiveness causes reduction in mortality rate through the introduction of several life threatening diseases as aforementioned, hence, caution needs to be taken to adhere to recommendations by recognized bodies.