Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure.
The most common source of sodium in our diet is from salt, whether it be added at the table, during the cooking process or even in the manufacturing stage. Research has shown that as our intake of sodium increases, so too does our risk of developing high blood pressure and other heart related diseases. Often salt is found in foods that you would never imagine were salty such as bread, breakfast cereals and some meats. When looking for a low salt product aim for less than 500mg per serve for a meal and 200mg or less for a snack. Try to limit your daily sodium intake to 2300mg.