Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 5:50 pm
We've all heard the advice to go easy on the salt shaker. Or, perhaps, more importantly, to cut back on eating packaged, processed foods that often contain a lot of salt.
And why? There's a lot of evidence linking excessive sodium intake to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease.
The dietary guidelines recommend that adults consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.