Here's how much salt you should be eating for a healthy heart

The heart is a beautiful thing, but then again so are french fries.

It's a sad truth that these two just don't get along.

In fact, a new study out of Harvard reveals just two teaspoons of salt a day is linked to enlarged heart chambers.

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GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Workers harvest salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Workers harvest salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Piles of salt crystals sit at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Workers harvest salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Workers harvest salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Workers harvest salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Workers harvest salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) Workers harvest salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
GAOTAI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 24: (CHINA OUT) A worker harvests salt crystals at a salt evaporation pond on August 24, 2015 in Gaotai County, Gansu Province of China. With 1,168 tons of crude salt reserves, the salt pond is the largest salt-producing area in Gansu province. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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The Daily Mail reports other studies have linked enlarged muscles to high blood pressure, but salt adds to the symptoms of high blood pressure.

Heart and sodium intake levels were studied in almost 3,000 people and participants with larger heart chambers were linked to a daily sodium intake of around two teaspoons.

So, you don't have to walk around with teaspoons when ordering fries, but try ditching the frozen dinners and limit that extra dash of salt.

England's NHS advises adults to take in no more than 1 and 1 quarter teaspoon a day.

Or about the size of a penny

So at least that spare change will come in handy

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