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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    I'm no expert here, but if the recommended daily amount of sodium is around 2.5g I think 12g on a regular basis is pushing it, even balanced.

    When you say "salt" you mean sodium, right?

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    check your blood pressure regularly, if you don't see any changes then you should be fine, consult with your doctor.

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    Why dont you swap to a potassium based salt, like Lo Salt, which has 70% less sodium. Better still stop adding salt to your diet, you'll soon change your taste buds

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    Drop your sodium to <1500 mg and up your Potassium to 4700 mg. Take your BP after a week or so and report back.

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