"In all ages salt has been invested with a significance far exceeding that inherent in its natural properties…Homer calls it a divine substance.Plato describes it as especially near to the gods,我们将注意到在宗教仪式中对它的重视，covenants and magical charms.这在世界各地和任何时候都应该如此，这表明我们正在处理一种普遍的人类倾向，而不是任何当地的风俗环境或观念。”"
Salt has been the subject of controversy in recent years,而且越来越多的人因健康状况不佳而受到指责，such as high blood pressure,heart disease and stroke. Salt is ubiquitous in our modern diet,美国人平均每天消费10克。
Most of what we read and hear these days is telling us that salt consumption needs to be reduced,它甚至被称为"the single most harmful substance in the food supply".
But is salt really as dangerous as we have been led to believe?或者有健康的，甚至是我们应该吃的盐的有益范围？And could the government's low salt recommendations actually beharmful为了健康？?
在本系列中，打破盐的神话，我探索人类饮食中盐的历史，以及对盐的生理要求和关于最佳”食盐范围。I present evidence for the dangers of too little and too much salt,并对食盐的种类和用量提出建议。
This series will present the bare facts about a highly misunderstood but essential part of the human diet.