Without iodized salt, people are more likely to get a goiter.
How many people have any of you reading this seen with a goiter? None, I bet. Yet it wasn't all that long ago, historically speaking, when seeing people with a goiter was normal.
Salt was SO important, even back in ancient historical time, that we have such sayings as : "worth his salt", for people who are worth high pay.
Part of the pay that Ancient Roman soldiers got was in salt!
Of course there is such a thing as consuming too much salt; however, one would have to have a diet of ONLY fast food and heavily processed foods and snacks for that to be the case.
The red meat "scare" is also nuts!
OTOH...drinking a lot of heavily sugared soda is a problem; supposedly especially the "diet" kind.
>>Salt has ALWAYS been part of a healthy diet...EVERYWHERE and at ALL TIMES!
Do you have any idea how little salt you have to eat in order to stay healthy? If you do, then you probably are not part of the problem - if you have no idea, then the article is about you.
There is a big difference between educating people about what is healthy and what is not, and forcing them to eat it.
Information is good. Ignorance is not.
Table salt isn’t the problem. The 1400mg of sodium in a Chinese dish is the problem.