I agree with the comments below about the dangers of low salt intake.
The body generally knows what it needs. If food is made at home with sea salt and you crave more salt, you generally need more in your diet. You also need more salt and potassium when you are sweating heavily to keep your electrolytes at the appropriate level. Eating no-salt on a hot day will literally kill you or give you are heart attack. If you drink a bit of salt water and you can't taste the salt, you need more salt to keep your electrolytes up.
I also have low blood pressure and low stomach acid. If I ate as little salt as is recommended here I would be very ill (and have been in the past from trying to be "healthy").
This comment doesn't apply to the insane amounts of iodized salt in processed foods. Somehow they managed to add astronomical amounts of sodium without you tasting it in the product. Because of this, I am a big supporter of cooking from scratch.
- 2/9/2015 11:05:50 PM