A recent survey conducted by the American Heart Association found that 61% of Americans think that sea salt is a healthier, lower-sodium alternative to regular salt. In fact, sea salt is the same sodium chloride as regular salt, just harvested from seawater rather than mined.
The American Heart Association recommends a daily maximum of 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily. (A teaspoon of salt is about 2,300 milligrams.)
The primary source of sodium on the American diet is not the salt shaker. It is processed foods.
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