6 Little-Known Dangers of Not Getting Enough Salt

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1. INTRODUCTION

Sodium is an important electrolyte and a main component of table salt.

Too much sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, and health organizations recommend that we limit our intake (1, 2, 3).

Most current guidelines recommend eating 2,300 mg per day, or less. Some even go as low as 1500 mg per day (4).

However, even though too much sodium causes problems, eating too little can be just as bad.

Here are 6 little-known dangers of restricting sodium too much.

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