30 Foods From China to Avoid

29. Industrial (table) salt

Any heart specialist will tell you that you need to limit your salt intake. When you eat too much salt, your body retains excess water which in turn increases your blood pressure. When your blood pressure is high, your heart, arteries, kidneys, and brain takes extra strain, which can lead to a stroke. With salt already not being the best ingredient for your diet, you should reconsider using salt from China. Although China is one of the world’s top salt manufacturers, 91% of their salt is not safe for humans.

These salts contain extra metals and other toxic substances and are regarded as industrial salts which are not generally used for culinary purposes. However, China has been selling this industrial salt as table salt for over a decade, knowing that the salt that they sell is toxic to humans.