Salt is a very important ingredient in cooking, as it improves the taste of foods. The moderate use of salt is vital in cooking as excess in foods are no good. If you are cooking a meal that is high in sodium content, such as something that has a lot of bacon or soy sauce (ซอส ถั่วเหลือง, which is the term in Thai), you’ll need to reduce the quantity of salt you use.

The importance of salt in dishes cannot be overemphasized and here we’ll bring them to your notice.

Helps Us Stay Hydrated

Our bodies need a balanced level of sodium and potassium to stay well hydrated. The water in our body follows sodium, so too much will make the body retain water. Potassium balances this, which is why sea salt is a lot better than table salt or sodium chloride. Sea salt has both sodium and potassium, which balance our levels naturally.

 Promotes Good Vascular Health

Sea salt has protective effects against heart disease. Sea salt due to its mineral profile existent is particularly promotes good vascular health, this cannot be said so of table salt hence it is important which type of salt you use.

 Excellent Source of Electrolytes and Prevents Muscle Cramping

Sea salt balances electrolytes, which is effective in preventing muscle cramping during exercise. Sea salt is rich in sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium all of which promote health. Your body can’t create these minerals hence your diet must contain them. Deficiency in electrolytes can result in irregular heartbeat, nausea, fatigue, and even seizures.

Helps the Nervous System to Stay Healthy

Water-flow throughout the body is essential for a healthy nervous system and sodium helps to regulate it. Furthermore, the water present in our nervous system requires salt to send and receive nervous system signals.

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