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Clark Howard: Low sodium diet

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Updated: 7/09/2013 8:58 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A new study shows that a low sodium diet might not be as healthy as initially thought. Consumer advisor, Clark Howard says it goes a lot deeper than the headline.

I was so excited to hear a study reported by the Institute of Medicine that said all the push for us to eat an ultra low salt diet was maybe unnecessary. It also said it wasn't improving health outcomes.

Because when I first read the headlines, I was like yippee because I love salt. I'd be able to go back to that salt shaker and start pouring salt over everything.

But I got to tell you, it's not true. That the question they were addressing is going to an ultra low salt diet. It would make things better.

What has not changed is that if you are a salt-a-holic like I am, that can still cause you health problems.

So don't take what you heard in a headline and think you have a green light to pour on as much salt as you can imagine. That's not true. You still have got to watch how much you have to have a healthy heart.

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