There has been a lot of press over the years about all the salt we consume. The real approach to this should be all of the sodium we consume. The average person consumes more than required each day, with the national average around 4000 - 5000 mg a day. With the new Dietary Guidelines by the US Department of Agriculture dropping sodium intake guidelines from 2300 mg a day (or the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of actual salt) to 1500 mg day, this is going to raise a few eyebrows from consumers BUT help decrease their blood pressure.
Basically, WE EAT TOO MUCH PROCESSED FOOD! We are becoming a society where everything is made from a can or box. If it is not from a can or box, it is from a fast food restaurant. So right along with getting rid of the salt shaker, we need to get rid of all the processed food in our diet. Eat what nature gave us, buy a healthy cookbook, and get on track -2300 mg a day is going to be hard to shake down to 1500 mg.