I hear from so many about salt intake and worrying that they are taking in too much. Recent studies recommend that you should be sticking to around 2,300 mg a day. You shouldnâ€™t be eating salt without restraintâ€” focus on limiting salty processed or restaurant food. Also reduce use or stop your use of the salt shaker. Be sure to eat plenty of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables to balance sodium in the bodyâ€”but you also shouldnâ€™t be obsessing about keeping your salt intake super low. Your body needs salt to function.