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How Much Sodium Is Actually Bad for You?

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How Much Sodium Is Actually Bad for You?

Sodium is generally known to cause health problems, but how much is it safe to consume without negative impacts?

When consumed in excess, sodium is associated with high blood pressure and other heart problems, including heart disease. But despite its oh-so-common bad reputation, salt can regulate dozens of important biological processes including your body’s fluid balance and nervous system functioning. Health professionals recommend keeping your sodium consumption under 2,300 milligrams per day to ensure a heart-healthy diet. Runner’s World features even more on this topic.