Sensing salt sensitivity

With nearly 87% of Indians genetically sensitive to salt, there is a dire need to regulate salt intake in every Indian household, advises Saleem Mohammed.

An individual’s genetic make up can be analyzed to understand factors like salt sensitivity, metabolic rate, ability to metabolize caffeine, and he likes. Salt is one of our oldest food seasonings and understandably a basic human taste. Not only is the taste attractive to humans, but is essential for human survival.

Salt is ingrained in Indian history too in more ways than one. The Salt Satyagraha, where Mahatma Gandhi led over 1,00,000 people in a march towards making one’s own salt free of paying tax to the ruling British is a momentous journey for India.

 

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