Most healthy adults need 2300 mg of sodium daily. Most Americans get on average 4000 mg of sodium. The cause is less related to the salt shaker and more related to the amount of hidden sodium in processed foods including baked goods that don't even taste salty. While people with heart disease might be on a more sodium restricted diet from 1500 mg-2000 mg. One easy way to read the sodium on the label is to look for the "daily value" percentages on the right side of the label. As a rule of thumb 5% or less is low, 20% or more is high, that goes for all nutrients on the label
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