Salt is one of the most popular spice flavorings. No wonder that almost every cuisine of salt contained in it. Salt itself is a mineral composed of sodium chloride (40 percent and 60 percent sodium chloride). Salt is important for the body, but that does not mean the salt should be consumed in excess.
Sodium chloride ions needed by the body, in small quantities, to regulate water content in it. Sodium is not only needed to help maintain fluid balance in the body, but also to assist in the transmission of nerve impulses to the brain. In addition, sodium, also plays a role in contraction and relaxation of our muscles. Because liquid sodium can attract like magnets, excessive salt intake would cause retention (detention) in the body of excess water.
Needs salt intake on each person is different. Recommended for mengasup sodium 1,500 mg to 2,300 mg per day, depending on the age or health conditions that are owned (such as diabetes, high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease).
World Health Organization (WHO), recommend the intake of sodium each person is as much as a teaspoon, or about 2.323 mg of sodium or 5 grams of salt per day.