In Matthew 5:13 …At the Mount of Beatitudes, when Jesus addressed His disciples and said, “You are the salt of the earth”; He wanted them to be useful like salt, to all around them.

Jesus knew the importance of Salt when He gave them this example.

It is important for us to know the usefulness of salt and that it maintains and performs all important functions at the cellular level.

It is one of the most important mineral for our body functioning.

— Salt helps most enzyme functions.

— It maintains muscle tone and strength and prevents cramps.

— It increases conductivity in nerve cells.

— Helps to absorb nutrients from the intestinal tract.

— Clears up sinus congestion and eliminates persistent coughs.

It is water and salt that regulates all body functions and absence of salt can lead to serious body function impairment.

If deficient…it can cause weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting,confusion, irritability, hypothyroidism, muscle cramps, mentalapathy, weight loss and improper digestion.

If excess it can cause high BP and tissue swelling.

It is therefore important to know that salt is something one cannot do without.

People who have high BP should monitor their BP regularly, take their medication but not deprive their bodies of salt as deficiency of this useful mineral may lead to other problems in the body.

So let us sprinkle ourselves on the lives we can touch and exhibit our usefulness all around without losing our saltiness.

Dr. Dipti Buck