Many of us have way too much sodium in our diets. Be hard to argue against that fact, right? But salt does play an important part in our overall health. Sodium helps maintain cellular water balance as well as playing a role in both muscle and nerve pulse health.
Today, we take for granted the availability of salt. We use it in baking, food prep, and at the table. It costs close to nothing in stores.
Outside flavoring food, it has other uses. My grandmother swore by gargling with warm salt water to alleviate sore throats. It has been used for hundreds of years to preserve meat.
Granted, a little goes a long way but how much salt do you have on hand right now? Properly stored, it lasts almost forever. Post-collapse, it could be very valuable. Consider picking up a canister or two on your next shopping trip.