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Is salt making you sick? Here are the facts

Excess and uninformed intake of salt could be harming your body. Find out how.

76.3 per cent of Indian households consume adequately iodised salt: Survey

According to WHO guidelines, a daily iodine intake of 150 microgram is required to prevent iodine deficiency disorders and this can be achieved by using adequately iodised salt, i.e. salt containing a minimum of 15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine.


Kitchen hacks: Excess salt in your food? Here are some easy ways to balance it out

These easy fixes will help you balance out over-salted food and avoid wastage.

Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating, says study

The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is the first to examine sodium as a cause of bloating in the context of low- and high-fiber diets.

Researchers find novel way to make tasty low-salt food

The study, published in the Journal of Food Science, looked at salt blends that use less sodium chloride and include other salts like calcium chloride and potassium chloride.

Ancient Mayans produced, traded salt: Study

Researchers discovered more than 4,000 wooden posts that outline a series of buildings used as salt kitchens where brine was boiled in pots over fires to make salt.


You are eating plastic in salt, finds IIT Bombay study

The study revealed that Indians are consuming about 117 micrograms of microplastic annually if the average person has a daily salt intake of 5 grams. Alarming, right?

Labour Day: Tamil Nadu salt pan workers fight low wage, temporary employment

The activities are divided in three phases: initial ground preparation, salt making and storing and the final stage is in the rainy season when there is enough salt in the ground.

High salt intake linked to diabetes risk: Study

According to researchers, high intake of salt, the main source of sodium is usually associated with diabetes. The findings showed that for each 2.5 extra grams of salt consumed per day, there was an average 43 per cent increase in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Salt manufacturers in Gujarat put off strike after govt assurance

Gujarat produces 180 lakh metric tonne of salt annually, and contributes nearly 70 per cent of salt production in the country.