The recommended dose of sodium for a healthy diet is less than 4000 mg. It is a good idea to monitor the amount of sodium in the food products that you buy and to try to limit the salt-bearing foods when you eat out at a restaurant. Salt can have a direct impact on your blood pressure or the management of congestive heart failure. Under these circumstances, sometimes, much less than 4000 mg maybe recommended. In general, salt should not be added to your food at the table.