Why do we crave salt?13

Posted on March 9, 2012 by ChristieWeb Favs

A few weeks ago a really interesting article was posted on one of my favourite blogs: The Scoop on Nutrition. The title immediately caught my eye in my RSS feed: 6 things you need to know about your taste for salt.

Personally, if I’m choosing a treat, then it’s salt all way. I’ll take hot chips over chocolate any day. That’s why I was very interested to read that our taste for salt is developed at around 6 months of age when we start solid foods, and that our threshold level is directly related to how much salt we are given at this age.

It’s something I wish I had known around 10 months ago, since Poppy is now 16 months old. Not that she has much salt in her diet – I monitor that very closely – it’s just that she has been allowed, on occasion, to have one or two chips and she absolutely loved them. Even though I licked most of the surface salt off, I’m sure there was still plenty in there for her to get a taste for it!

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Do you have a sweet or a salty tooth?

Christie x

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