Salt is a substance of great importance to human and animal health

Benefits to Human Body

The human body is incapable of producing its own salt which is why the intake of salt from various food sources is necessary. Table salt plays a key role in keeping the human body healthy.

A single teaspoon of salt contains approximately 2325 mg of sodium which is more than the recommended daily limit of 2300 for adults and children. Furthermore, table salt is used to adds taste to varieties of food which includes cakes, cookies, bread tarts and other sweets.

Moreover, Iodized salt is essential for human health as it not only helps to reduce iodine deficiency but it boosts thyroid function and keeps the weight under control.

In addition, intake of salt keeps one hydrated and creates a balance of electrolytes which is crucial for the proper functioning of the cells, tissue and organs.

All components of the body need water to function and salt helps to maintain the water levels in our body. Dehydration may result if water levels in the body are not maintained leading to dizziness, fatigue and muscle cramps.

Benefits to Animals

Just like human beings, animals also need Salt to keep them healthy. Usually, blocks of rock salt are licked or eaten by animals through grass or feed.

Mostly, animals that live in high mountainous regions in Pakistan are deprived of salt which affects their growth and immune system.