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What about Salt?

For years we've been told that high salt intake leads to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Lately, however, new research has muddied the water a bit with more nuanced findings around the impact of sodium on overall health, particularly in certain populations. Do we really need to cut out as much salt as possible? Should we simply throw out our salt shakers altogether? Is it really a question of "how low can you go," or do we need to maintain a certain level? Is sodium simply a flavoring, or does the body have a legitimate use for it? Read on to learn more about the role sodium plays in our functioning, and what considerations should influence how salt fits into our Healthy Way of Eating plan.


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