Big Myths Exploded
The human body requires between five and ten grams of salt a day. Humans need a daily intake of salt. Unlike other chemicals that the body requires, sodium chloride, or salt, cannot be reproduced by the body. If the human body goes for a long period of time without enough salt the body will desiccate and die. So, is it time to end the war on salt?
On the basis of a systematic review of studies of satisfactory quality, there is no evidence of a difference in nutrient quality between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs. The small differences in nutrient content detected are biologically plausible and mostly relate to differences in production methods. This is from an extensive report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.