Hold the Salt (and Pass on That Bread Basket)

Everyone needs salt. The cells in our muscles and nerves need it to function and it helps our bodies keep fluids in balance.

But most everyone knows that too much salt isn’t good for you. What’s not so clear is where we get most of the sodium in our diet (hint: it’s not just that shaker on your grandmother’s table or an unholy combination of bacon, french fries, and pretzels).

In honor of World Salt Awareness Week, here are five fast facts to share with your patrons and students about salt intake and what it means to your well being from Health Reference Series Online.

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Why Health Literacy?

 

A young woman with an ankle sprain spends six hours on a Sunday in the emergency room because that’s where the recording on her doctor’s office phone “told her to go.”

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