6. Too Much Sodium

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There is already quite a bit of sodium taken in with daily meals, which is often more than plenty. The recommended amount of sodium that is supposed to be consumed daily is between 500 and 1000 mg. On average, Americans tend to take in a lot more than this daily recommendation; sometimes up to 10 times more. A cup of soda has an average of 30 to 50 mg of sodium per 8 ounce serving. Too much sodium can lead to higher blood pressure, an increased risk of having a stroke or heart disease, and also kidney disease.