You hear all the time that we as a society eat far too much sodium in our diets. You may wonder what the big deal is and why too much sodium can possibly be bad for you. Though you always hear you should reduce your sodium intake, it helps to know exactly why that is.
In 2010, approximately 2.3 million people died worldwide due to excessive consumption of salt. This troubling data was introduced at an American Heart Association conference. Ministries of health are coming out with special programs targeted at reducing the amount of salt in food products, and teaching the public how to reduce the amount of salt.