Mind & Body

Why Is Salt So Special?

Every living thing on Earth needs salt in order to survive. But for most modern humans, the problem is too much salt instead of not enough. Unlike the sweetness of sugar, however, there is no way to synthesize saltiness using other chemicals—in other words, we can't replace salt with its Splenda counterpart. Keep scrolling for more on the impact salt has on our lives and diets.

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Written by Curiosity Staff June 6, 2017