Let me give this warning right up front; Doctors still say people with high blood pressure need to limit their salt intake...Now, on with the story..

Are you ready for this?

According to a new study published in  "The New England Journal of Medicine", people who ate between 3,000 and 6,000 milligrams of salt a day had FEWER heart problems, and were less likely to die for ANY reason than people who consumed more OR LESS than that.

They say it still makes sense to limit your salt intake if you have high blood pressure.  And you shouldn't eat more than 6,000 milligrams a day regardless.

If you really add on the salt, be sure to eat more foods rich in potassium. Foods like beans, green leafy vegetables and bananas are all good potassium sources and they can also help prevent sodium from messing with your blood pressure quite as much.

Why you would suddenly start using more salt is beyond me, but check with your doctor first and get his take on this latest finding.