Yes, salt kills.

A new study, released by a Harvard research team linked excessive salt consumption to almost 2.3 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide in 2010.

The demographics in the U.S. are staggering. One in ten U.S. deaths are linked to too much salt consumption.

Sodium is difficult to avoid because it is in everything.

Most Americans over consume salt by eating restaurant and processed foods. It’s difficult to avoid over-consumption of salt unless you cook all your meals at home using salt-free seasonings.

Eat Less Salt

The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium in your diet to no more than 1,500 mg per day. However, most Americans are consuming sodium in numbers reaching 4,000 mg per day.

Heart disease, stroke and the health effects of sodium are no longer an old person’s disease. It is reported that one out of three deaths due to excessive sodium occurred before age 70, says Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and author of the salt studies.

Be on the lookout for that hidden salt in your diet.

Yes, Virginia. That bread and cheese you crave is loaded with sodium.

It’s never too early to watch your diet by adding flavor instead of sodium to foods. You’ll wonder why you ever thought you needed salt.