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Should I avoid salt?

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Sodium is an important mineral that is essential to the body’s proper function. However, processed foods, restaurant foods, and adding salt when we cook results in dangerously high amounts of sodium. The human body can obtain all the sodium it needs from natural foods, which generally provide 500 to 1000 mg of sodium per day. The American Heart Association recommends a sodium intake of less than 1500 mg daily. Today, according to the CDC, Americans typically consume 3500 mg of sodium per day, more than double the AHA’s recommendation.(1) Ideally we should consume less than 1000 mg of sodium daily

The main challenge is that salt is added to everything processed.

Solution: Eat fewer processed things.

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