New research from scientists at Well Cornell Medicine in New York City gave mice 16 time their normal intake of salt. Within eight weeks they observed a dramatic drop in blood flow to the cortex and hippocampus, two regions of your brain associated with memory and learning. After three months the mice were suffering from cognitive decline nd struggled to navigate a maze and respond normally to stimulation.
The researchers believe their findings apply to humans as well. The brain function was restored when they returned to a normal diet.
My advise is read you labels. See how much Sodium (Salt is 40% Sodium) is in the processed food you are about to eat.
Salt is used as a preservative, as well as a flavoring agent.
by Earl Mindell