There's lots of salt in processed foods. That can make you ill, send your blood pressure skyrocketing and weaken your immune system. The body tries to eliminate it, but can't. Salt even gets stored in the cells of the body.
This vast expanse of shimmering white may look like snow or ice. It's actually salt - and lots of it.
A Taiwanese trekker has been discovered alive after being lost for more than six weeks in a remote mountainous part of Nepal. His companion died just three days before rescuers found them.
In Senegal, seawater seeping into underground fresh water aquifers is slowly increasing soil salinity causing havoc for farming communities living near wetlands rich in biodiversity.
The latest film by German director Werner Herzog is an eco-thriller featuring an abducted scientist that ends up fending for her life in the middle of a salt desert in Bolivia.
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