Salt is a slow poison. Dietary sodium causes disease by raising blood pressure and damaging delicate internal organs, explains nutrition and fitness expert Dr Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., RDN, FAND, LDN.
Processed foods and restaurant items make up 75% of most people’s daily sodium intake. Dr Janet urges people to avoid foods that come in a bag, box, can or bottle or are on a menu. Instead consume natural, unprocessed foods.
Another way to limit salt is to replace it with seasonings such as garlic, lemon juice, and fresh herbs.
Finally, the great majority of Americans get more than enough sodium daily, so a salt or iodine deficiency is unlikely.