While it is true the excess consumption of salt can have the effect of raising your blood pressure to unhealthy levels, it’s not a really good idea to remove all sodium from your diet. As this Authority Nutrition post points out, not having enough sodium in your diet can increase a person’s level of insulin resistance, a condition that greatly raises a person’s risk factor for contracting type II diabetes. Some studies of found that people on a low sodium diet will experience an increase in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And in some cases, it has been found that removing all salt from your daily intake can cause a person to develop hyponatremia, a condition that is associated with liver and kidney failure.
As with all things, sodium should be consumed in moderation. Specifically, your sodium intake should be limited to whatever range your doctor deems appropriate. For instance, someone who is an avid jogger or amateur marathon runner will likely need a higher than average sodium intake as running and consuming large quantities of water to keep running tend to deplete that particular electrolyte very quickly. Click the link below to read this eye-opening article about the effects of becoming sodium deficient.
Read the full article here: 6 Little-Known Dangers of Restricting Sodium Too Much