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We’re often told that eating too much salt is bad for our health. It’s been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes.

Government organisations and national campaigns have set recommended salt targets to help us to reduce our daily salt intake. However, these have been challenged by some scientists who say that salt isn’t as bad as we’re led to believe.

Many of the negative associations with salt are less to do with salt itself, and more related to the unhealthy, processed foods such as crisps, pizza, and hotdogs, which contain large amounts of salt. This guide will look at why salt is an important part of a healthy diet and

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