Too much salt in my diet, need advice please.

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I finally found a diet I can stick to without craving too much about other foods but the problem is that it contains a lot of salt, like 12 grams a day which is more than what is suggested by the doctors. But I knew that the sodium levels have to be balanced with the potassium levels so if enough potassium is eaten, then 12 grams of salt is not a problem, is this right or am I missing something?

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