Salt Cravings: 6 Possible Reasons Why People Get Them
December 25, 2017 16:29
It’s well-known that too much salt is bad for you. The American Heart Association states that the upper limit of daily sodium intake should be 2,300 mg, and the optimal amount of sodium is 1,500 mg a day. Table salt – the one we use in cooking – consists of sodium and chloride, and you need a small amount of both in your diet. But when you crave something salty, it often happens to be an unhealthy food, such as potato chips or meat jerky. And if you give in to that craving, you’re likely to eat more than the recommended amount of salt.