Salt has many uses. Some salt can be used to preserve food. Salt is stored in the body (mostly in the bones) & is vital for our health. If your body doesn’t get enough salt, it begins taking it from your bones, which can lead to osteoporosis. Salt helps the intestine absorb food. It plays a vital role in preventing excess acidity in all cells, especially neurons. It even helps prevent you from drooling all over yourself by regulating saliva production!