Rigid exclusion of all sodium from our diet is difficult to do and could conceivably be harmful. Moderation can only help and will not hurt us. The goal of reducing salt intake should not be cast aside.
The world's leading health authorities -- from the American Heart Association to the World Health Organization -- have urged people to cut back on salt (sodium). There simply is no controversy: Medical experts are nearly unanimous that we're eating too much salt.
I want my friends to be around for more of our traditional group lunches and dinners. So I hope they'll join me in paying a very small price for a normal blood pressure rate -- eat less salt. Luckily, I got into the habit early.