According to the CDC, our bodies only need 180-500 mg a day. The recommended amount is 1,500 mg. The tolerable upper level is 2,300 mg/day. The average American takes in 3,436 mg a day, attributing to our growing health problems in this country. If you want to see more detailed information, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/features/dssodium/
Today, try to cut down on the sodium. Using garlic, ginger, herbs or spices is a great way to add flavor (and a bonus, additional nutrients), without the harm.
P.s. I am back on track, sorry for the missed daily changes the past few days!