The capability of salt to food taste is phenomenon, but too much of it may risk your health.
Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, a possibly dangerous condition if left without treatment.
A team of scientists reports ha come out with study that found high-salt diet might also contribute to liver damage in adults and developing embryos.
Xuesong Yang and colleagues gave a high-salt diet to adult mice and exposed chick embryos to a salty environment.
Extreme sodium was associated with a number of changes in the animals' livers, including oddly shaped cells, an increase in cell death and a decrease in cell proliferation.
On an optimistic front, the team did find that treating damaged cells with vitamin C may counter the ill effects of excess salt partially.