What you learn about this simple product will surprise you greatly! Will you use sodium for food seasoning, which turns into caustic alkali in water? Or chlorine, a very poisonous gas? “A funny question, ” you say. “No sane person will do that.”
Of course not. But the amazing truth is that most people do just that because they do not know that these very active substances form an inorganic crystalline substance known as salt .
For centuries, the phrase “salt of the earth” has been used to mean something good and important. There is nothing more erroneous. After all, this dangerous product that you add to your food every day, undermines health. Let’s look at the facts:
1. Salt is not food! There is no more justification for its use: in cooking, than for using potassium chloride, calcium chloride, barium, or any other reagent taken from a pharmacy shelf.
2. Salt is not digested, not absorbed by the body. It has no nutritional value. Salt does not contain vitamins, organic and any nutrients.
On the contrary, it is harmful and can bring a lot of trouble to the kidneys, gall bladder and bladder, heart, arteries and other blood vessels. Salt can dehydrate tissues, leading them to a critical state.
3. Salt can be poison for the heart. It also increases the excitability of the nervous system.
4. Salt helps to flush out calcium from the body and affects the mucous membrane covering the entire gastrointestinal tract.
If salt is so harmful to the body, why is it so widely used? Mostly because salting food has become a habit rooted for thousands of years.
But this habit is based on a serious misunderstanding. The prejudice is that salt is supposedly needed by our body.
However, many nations, such as the Eskimos, never eat salt and do not suffer from it. In a person free from this habit, salt causes a sensation similar to that which a cigarette causes in a person who has never smoked.
For some animal species, salt is an absolute poison, especially for poultry. It is also known that pigs die from large doses.