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The importance of salt can very well be gauged by the no-taste-effect caused by its lack in the food. The food does not seem complete without the required amount of salt in it. However, it is important to limit the intake of salt as the excess of it can harm your body in a number of ways. Sodium, a mineral that regulates body’s water balance and is responsible for muscle contraction has to be consumed in sufficient amounts for the body to function at its best but overdoing it can give rise to chronic problems like high blood pressure and heart disease. So the question is what is the ideal amount? How Much is Too Much? As per certain researches, the ideal amount of sodium to be consumed is between 2,500 milligrams and 6,000 milligrams. Some experts advise to keep the level till 2,300 milligrams but one must know that…