Salt does not generate body fat, but it makes you swell and worsens the bulge in your belly.
It also contributes to heart disease. People need salt for their bodies to work properly. However, most Americans get a lot of salt, so don’t add more.
Salt is like a flavor enhancer and preservative. Read the labels and select lower salt (or sodium) content, but keep in mind that other things replace salt like MSG. Drink plenty of water to keep your salt balanced.