Do you like eating lots of salty chips or do you use extra salt on your food at the dinner table? Does it feel like you really need that salt or, at least, it seems like you can't get enough?
It could be habit. Or it could indicate you need more salt or at least need some other substance that your brain and body thinks you might get from salt.
Fact is, we need salt. In the old days, before we had easy access to salt, we had to struggle to get it. The body got used to craving it so that we'd take in enough of it. But nowadays, salt is everywhere; in processed and packaged food, in those burgers and fries from the fast food joint and in the salt shaker at the dinner table. We get too much of it. This has led to such conditions as high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. So, the advice to be wary of salt, of course, is valid.
However, some conditions could be the reason why you really want more salt in your diet. Let's find out more about them.