Strictly as a personal decision (not health related), I stopped salting my food (most of it anyway) years ago. After two weeks of everything tasting bland, I started noticing the salt already in foods. Since moving to South Carolina I have developed high blood pressure, kidney stones, and diabetes. Once in awhile I get a craving for something salty, like potato chips. I don't know if it affects my blood pressure (I don't have a home monitor), but I do know that my ankles swell up a lot. I have done a lot of reading on the subject, and I think it is an individualized thing. I think salt affects some people and not others. Either way, I think some foods have way too much salt. You have to pay attention to the labels too. A few weeks ago my husband and I wanted some chips. Ruffles had a new lower fat chip, so I thought we'd try it. Then I compared the label to the regular Ruffles. The difference in fat wasn't that much, but the lower fat ones had way more salt. If I want to eat something, I'll eat it, but if I can get it with less salt, I figure I might as well.