You’ve probably heard over and over again that salt is bad for your blood pressure.
That’s true for some people, but just because you have normal blood pressure doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.
Too much sodium can also damage other organs. Including your blood vessels, heart, kidneys, and even your brain.
Most people should only have a teaspoon of salt total per day.
Some people should have even less.
And believe it or not, it’s not the salt shaker you need to worry about.
About 70 percent of the sodium people eat comes from processed foods, including some you wouldn’t expect like breads and cereals.
And a lot of times, the food won’t even taste salty, so check the nutrition label.
For WebMD I’m Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy.