You’ve probably heard of people who have a sweet tooth, but perhaps you prefer salt. Who can blame you, though? Just a sprinkle or two of salt may give a bland meal more flavor. The good news first: The Food & Drug Administration claims that sodium is actually necessary for the body and that it supports healthy muscles and nerves. Why is there such a fuss about salt and blood pressure if it tastes delicious and is good for the body? According to studies, consuming a lot of sodium increases the chance of developing high blood pressure. According to the CDC, high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease by decreasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart. Dr. Robert Segal gives us the salty connection between sodium and high blood pressure. Read the article.