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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Kris Gunnars is a medical student, personal trainer and someone who has spent years reading books, blogs and research studies on health and nutrition. Kris believes that there is an immense amount of evidence that runs completely contradictory to what the governments and dietitians around the world are recommending. Since starting medical school and becoming a personal trainer, he's learned that the textbooks on nutrition that our future doctors and health authorities read are based on that same faulty or nonexistent evidence. Kris' goal is change that! For more from Kris- Subscribe to Free Updates from his website or click the links above to follow him on Facebook or Twitter.