Don't let your sodium intake get too low. Recommendations for sodium intake below 2000mg/day should be taken with a grain of salt. Those recommendations are based on extremely weak evidence--see this article on the Scientific American website: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.
cfm?id=its-time-to-end-the-war-on-salt. In a study published recently in JAMA, http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/20/22
29.abstract, people with sodium intake below 3000mg/day had a higher death rate than people who consumed between 4000mg/day and 6000mg/day. Over 7000mg/day is certainly too much, but you if you succeed in attaining an unrealistically low sodium intake you might not be getting enough.
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