Shaking Up the Salt Debates

Salt on black backgroundFor decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies have advised us to consume less sodium. Too much salt in our bodies causes high blood pressure and puts us at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, and other conditions. On average, Americans eat 3,400 mg of salt each day. The CDC wants us to be at less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day.