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A crystalline substance that gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food. NOT limited to table salt (NaCl)

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Difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt

Where can I find official documentation on difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt. Several people online mention that Table Salt is just sodium and less of other minerals whereas Salt Tablets ...
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Are all salts equally bad for you?

We hear about salt being bad for us (sodium chloride). But there are many other salts which may be consumed in large quantities on a daily basis, e.g. pharmaceuticals. Is it specifically sodium ...
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How low can you go on a low salt diet?

I'm sensitive to salt and am considering doing a salt-free diet. Is it ok if I remove salt and seasonings from my diet and cooking altogether? Will the sodium content of natural foods like oats, milk, ...
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Is salt bad for kidneys?

I heard from the street that salt is bad for kidneys. But I heard from others that all salt does is pick up blood pressure, which can cause damage to the kidneys. My question is if salt is bad for ...
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Are minerals in salts (e.g. Himalayan) overrated?

I have heard that health experts recommend Himalayan or Celtic or generally salts that contain more minerals than the usual table salt. However... keep in mind that these really are tiny amounts. ...
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Foods that are salty but not fatty

So, I'm a big snacker. Especially salty snacks. In my experience, this always equates to fatty snacks (cheese, crisps, fried nuts, etc.) I have to wonder, are there alternatives that provide a ...
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Can KCl (potassium chloride) salt substitute be used in a saline solution?

I recently had a tooth extraction and am rinsing my mouth with a syringe, and would like to use a saline solution instead of just warm water. But I only have potassium chloride, not sodium chloride. ...
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We add Sodium with salt but not Potassium

I know that the blood needs both Potassium and Sodium. However, we use only added Sodium with our food (when we salt it). The medical saline is also water + sodium chloride and contains no potassium. ...
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Effects of eating too much salt

I have been reading up on the effects of eating too much salt as I have literally been addicted to salt. I found out few side effects and it all matches up with my body. For example: High blood ...
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What are the symptoms of salt poisoning?

I used a large amount of salt yesterday. Now (after 19 hours) I'm feeling ill. Although I do not think it is my case, I am curious: What amount of salt is toxic? What are the symptoms of salt ...
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Minimum Salt Intake

I am researching salt intake for the elderly. According to WebMd (http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20100624/90-percent-in-us-get-too-much-salt-5-foods-blamed) Americans on average should ...
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is saltwater bad or good for your skin?

After swimming into the sea, is it better take shower immediately or wait several hours? I found this on yahoo.anwers: Best Answer: Salt water can dry up the natural oils in your skin, and this ...
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Salt and bad sleep

I've been having more and more problems with salt for a few years, especially late before I'm about to sleep. Eating out, beers at a pub with the associated salty nuts and food or a barbeque at home ...
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How long of no salt diet before sodium levels return to normal and water retention stops decreasing?

Adult male, 47, 77 kilos, 169 cm I lost about 2 kilos in about 15 days from a daily 1500 calories healthy diet of fruits, veggies, lean meats, lots of water and no processed foods. I run 10 km a day ...
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Is drinking salt water to induce vomiting safe?

A couple of years ago I was on an expedition in Honduras, and was one of many in our team who succumbed to an unknown water borne infection that caused repetitive vomiting and other unpleasant ...
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Is there evidence that Himalayan Crystal Salt is more healthy than other salts?

Many websites such as Mercola claim that Himalayan Crystal Salt provide many health benefits over regular sea salt. Is there evidence to back up those claims, that it's healthier?
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Do you need to consume iodised salt?

I don't eat table salt anymore except on very special occasions when I'm eating out or something like that, but in my home I prefer to use herbs and other things to add taste to food and avoid using ...
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Is the heart disease risk arising from salt mediated entirely by blood pressure?

High salt intake appears to be well-established as a risk-factor for cardiovascular disease, usually cited as being due to its effect of increasing your blood pressure. I want to know if that's the ...
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Can we take a shower with salty water

I just move to area near to beach. Unfortunately we have a problem to access fresh water. So, I decide to dig a well about 8meters deep, but the water is salty. I then install carbon filter and ...
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Is wanting to eat a lot of salt, a sign for something?

So recently most of my colleagues have been commenting that I eat too much salt and they're saying it's a sign for blood pressure and some says it's diabetes. And I do occasionally have a craving for ...
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How much mercury is contained in sea salt?

Eating fish means eating mercury in meaningful quanties. The EFSA advocates for that reason against eating tuna every day. If I buy sea salt, does it also contain mercury? Is so how much? Is it a ...
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Salt as a treatment to gum inflammation [closed]

I had strong pains in the gum. After several months I went to a periodontist. He said I had inflammation in my gums, and then gave me a complex treatment, but the pains remained. After several more ...
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Do salt rooms really help fight pollen allergies?

I've heard that sitting in salt rooms, also known as halotherapy, can help fight pollen allergies. Is there any scientific proof that this claim is true? If so, why?
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What is the ideal amount of salt intake (daily)?

What amount of daily salt intake is ideal for a person? Does increased consumption cause any adverse effects on the health of the person?