We’ve all heard that salt is supposed to be bad for us. But is there any solid proof of that? A new review of all the best science shows that is doubtful. There is no convincing evidence that reducing the amount of salt you eat will reduce your risk of either heart disease or premature death, although it does reduce blood pressure somewhat, which may be beneficial.
This does not mean that unlimited amounts of salt is necessarily safe. Eating a moderate amount is probably best. At least try to avoid the salt in fast food, processed, packaged food and soda. Even if the salt doesn’t matter all that much it means you’ll avoid other unhealthy things.