Salt your food to taste. Salt does not cause high blood pressure and restricting salt will not reduce your risk of high blood pressure or add ten seconds to your life- in fact restricting salt will shorten your life and make your very short life miserable.
Salt is the raw material needed to manufacture stomach acid. Stomach acid is hydrochloric acid that is necessary to digest food, ensure absorption of minerals, activate pepsin (protein digestive enzyme produced by the stomach) and activate the “intrinsic factor” necessary to absorb vitamin B12.
In April 1997, The Sodium Task Force reported that those individuals who restricted their salt intake to one gram per day had a 600 percent higher rate of heart attacks than those who consumed more than two grams of salt per day.
Restricted salt intakes will make you heat intolerant and over the long term will result in digestive problems including belching, burping, intestinal gas and G.E.R.D. (gastro esophageal reflux disease).
Restricted salt diets with the resultant hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) will increase risks of nutritional deficiency diseases including obesity (reduced absorption of minerals increases the munchies), diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney stones, cataracts, fibromyalgia, etc. By Dr. Wallach