body requires certain amount of sodium to live.
Under ideal conditions, the minimum sodium requirement is about 1500
daily dose for sodium intake for adult is 2,400 to 3,000 mg. This
is les than 1 teaspoon of table salt.
Severe sodium deficiency causes low blood pressure, brain damage,
heart palpitations, muscle cramps, feeling lethargic, and dehydration.
Generally, a food is considered "low sodium" if it has less
than 140 mg of sodium chloride per serving.
to long-held assumptions, high-salt diets may not increase the risk
of death, according to investigators from the Albert Einstein College
of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
researchers actually observed a significantly increased risk of death
from cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with lower sodium diets.