Sodium intake in the right amount is indispensable for life. When too much of it accumulates in the human body, excess water retention and circulatory problems will appear. Among those, high blood pressure can lead to heat attack. It is important to realise that while sodium Chloride (table salt) is the main contributor, many ingredients in foods (including sweets) contain large quantities of sodium compounds. In addition, many medicines are made with sodium compounds, including Alka Seltzer (sodium bicarbonate)
The word is MODERATION!