Pliny the Elder talked about taking salt as an antidote to poison.Hence the phrase "take it with a grain of salt." Pliny’sNaturalis Historia, 77 A.D. Today salt is so ubiquitous in the American diet that the proverbial grain has become the poison. Most people consume twice as much sodium than the daily recommended limit.
DASH, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is a proven diet used by physicians for patients with hypertension. It is recommended for the whole family by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.