Too much salt causes high blood pressure, right?

Salt does contribute to high blood pressure, but it's not the only factor.

Some people are more sensitive to salt than others, so their blood pressure may be more affected by high sodium intake.

Other factors that can contribute to high blood pressure include genetics, age, weight, and lifestyle habits.

Reducing salt intake can help lower blood pressure, but it's not a cure-all solution.

The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams per day, or 1,500 milligrams per day for those with high blood pressure.

It's important to read food labels and be aware of hidden sources of sodium, such as processed foods and restaurant meals.

A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can also help lower blood pressure.