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Am I Eating Too Much Salt?

This Is Exactly How Much Salt You Should Be Eating in a Day, According to Dietitians

Am I Eating Too Much Salt?
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If you don't pour the salt shaker on all your meals or down a package of instant ramen noodles every day, you're probably not concerned with how much sodium you're ingesting. But it can lurk in even the most innocent of packaged foods, and since the standard American diet relies a lot on processed food and takeout, you could be eating much more sodium than you realize.

We spoke to dietitians who broke down just how much sodium you should eat in a day, what happens if you eat too much, and how to eat the right amount for weight loss. Read on to find out if salt is a hidden culprit in your diet.

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