Sodium consumption has historically been understood as being bad for your health. However, a recent study conducted by the Institute of Medicine show that sodium intake is neither harming nor helping the health of individuals.
The study found no significant evidence proving that there is a correlation between elderly consumption of sodium and mortality rates.
The recommended level of sodium intake for seniors is currently no more than 2300 mg consumed per day. Though the study found no significant link, it is still advised that older adults keep a conservative handle on their sodium intake.
Read more from the National Academies of Sciences publication.