We need to have some salt in our diet in order to stay healthy. Unfortunately, a diet high in processed food contains far more than the recommended 5 grams that should be ingested each day. If you want to reduce your risk of heart disease, you need to train yourself to reach for the salt shaker less often. Chances are that you are getting enough salt from the food that you eat, and you don’t need to add any more. Instead, use herbs and spices to give the flavor of your food a boost. Have some fun and experiment with different combinations to see which ones you like best.