Salt is a mineral that we cannot live without. The right amount promotes healthy fluid metabolism, but too much increases the risk of health problems. According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, daily sodium intake should be limited to 2,300 milligrams a day (approximately 1 teaspoon). However, nearly all Americans eat too much salt (sodium), and most of it comes from eating processed foods (75%).
There are three basic types of salt:
Sea salt – made from …