What Do You Know About SALT?

Salt, historically, was one of the most coveted of spices. It would preserve food and, of course, improve the taste of almost anything it's on. However, in this modern age, when it's so easy to get it and salt is everywhere, it also represents some health risks... How much do YOU know about salt?
What does eating too much salt (sodium) do to the body?
Eating a lot of of salt can increase blood pressure, which, over time, stresses the heart, raising the risk of cardiovascular disease.
It can clog the arteries by thickening the blood
It can increase blood pressure by keeping extra fluid in the body
It can prevent sugar's digestion, which may cause diabetes
None of the answers is correct
What are the two basic elements that make up salt?
Sodium and Chlorine
Sodium and Carbon
Sodium and Calcium
Sodium and Potassium
What is the maximum recommended daily salt intake for adults?
1 teaspoon
2/3 of a teaspoon
2 teaspoons
1/3 teaspoon
What is the maximum recommended daily salt intake for adults over 50?
2/3 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1/3 teaspoon
1/10 teaspoon
Which of these contains the least amount of sodium?
Indeed they all contain 40% sodium.
Sea Salt
Table Salt
Kosher Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt
Rock Salt
They're all the same
True or False: Eating too much salt is just as bad for your blood pressure whether you exercise or not.
Exercise has been shown to mitigate the effects of sodium on blood pressure.
Does sodium do our bodies any good?
Yes, it maintains our blood pressure and volume and the functioning of our nerves and muscles
No, the less sodium you absorb the better
No, the only healthy part of table salt is the additives
Yes, it regulates the amount of sugar in the blood and helps repair injuries
Which of the following types of food does NOT have high sodium levels?
A 3-ounce serving of swordfish, tuna or trout has less than 100 mg. (Canned fish, though, can have much more.)
Canned soup
Fresh Breads & rolls
Fresh Pizza
Fresh Fish
True or False: Women usually eat more sodium than men
This is mainly because men eat quite a bit more food on average. American men consume 3,100-4,700 mg of sodium while women keep it at 2,300-3,100
Which of the following has more sodium?
The yogurt has 174 mg of sodium, the celery has 96 mg, the banana has next to none and the baked potato, 20 mg.
1 cup of non-fat plain yogurt
1 cup of raw celery
1 banana
1 baked potato
This word actually means: "Worth in Salt."
Salary literally means "worth in salt" in Latin, since salt used to be accepted as a currency and was also quite expensive.
Today's common table salt ordinarily contains what additive?
This is added to prevent occurrences of goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland.
How long does it take for your blood pressure to lower once you start decreasing the amount of salt in your diet?
It usually takes a few weeks before the blood pressure starts dropping.
3-4 days
A few weeks
A few months
Up to a year
Shall We Try Again?
Salt is everywhere, and you'd be wise to pay attention to how much of it you consume. We strongly advise you learn more about it, what contains it and how much you should be having.
Quite Salty!
You know quite a bit about Salt, and it's a good thing you do! Eating too much sodium is one of the those risks to our health that get worse with age, and it's good to know you understand that. Nicely done.
Salt Runs in Your Veins
You know A LOT about Salt! We hope that's because you know how to avoid eating too much salt, because it is really bad for your health, so we're so pleased to see you know quite a lot about it!
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