SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    The main use of salt in the diet is to

    A)  Increase the solubility of food particles in water

    B)  Produce in small amounts the hydrochloric acid required for the digestion of food

    C)  Make the taste of food better

    D)  Ease the process of cooking

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] A little salt is essential to good health. Healthy adults should consume salt and water to replace the amount lost daily through sweat and to achieve a diet that provides sufficient amounts of other essential nutrients. Salt is important to the nerves, as it stimulates muscle contraction; this will also help prevent your muscles from cramping. Salt plays a primary role in the processes of digestion and absorption. Salt activates an enzyme in the mouth called salivary amylase.

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