A paragraph wil be fine, i'm not too sure but I think the preservatives have something to do with it xD
A good reason is shelf life. Salt preserves food on the shelves. It makes them less likely to spoil. Without salt, food manufacturers would lose a LOT of money.
A bad reason is taste. Lets face it we all love salty things. However, food manufacturers know that too. Labs are out there that are all about finding the right balance of salt that kicks your taste buds into higher gear.
That's why that annoying relative or friend of yours says "pass the salt" even before they have tasted the food. They have been trained to love excessive salt. Even when you've cooked the food with the perfect amount of salt in it.
All in all, excessive salt has been proven to be one of the major causes of ill-health in general and heart problems specifically. Reduce your amounts of processed food. Try salt alternatives which taste great!!! (photo attached).
Awesome, huh? Here's a link too...
"A very modest decrease in the amount of salt, hardly detectable in the taste of food, can have dramatic health benefits," says Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. She led a recent NIH-funded study that found that lowering salt intake by only 3 grams (about half a teaspoon) could prevent as many as 92,000 deaths nationwide each year. There would be fewer than 120,000 new cases of heart disease. Strokes would be cut by 66,000; heart attacks by 100,000. - NIH Medline Plus
in simpliest terms, your body needs nacl (common form of salt) for its biomechanical actions and processes. (muscle contraction....etc) evolutionary speaking, we crave salt because it necessary for our survival. same with sex (if we didnt enjoy it our species would die out)
you think deer lick salt blocks just for fun? they are doing it because they need to survive, and because of this need they have acquired a liking for it.
Since our bodies crave salt, and therefore like it, a food producer may sell more.....
It is absolutely essential for animal life, but can be harmful to animals and plants in excess.
I can't do a paragraph but more salt is put in ready meals to help preserve the product longer
Salt is a preservative, which allows a long storage life for these.
Here's the salt substitute photo.