Remember also that sodium comes in a lot of chemical combinations, which likely have very different effects in the body. A favorite example of this is common Chex Mix.
It contains “salt”, sodium chloride; “baking soda”, sodium bicarbonate; but also trisodium phosphate; disodium inosinate; and disodium guanylate. Other ingredients have some sodium in them as well.
1/2 cup has 2,400mg of sodium. A bag has 8 servings, or about 4 cups. So if you eat a whole bag, just 8.75 ounces, a little more than half a pound, you get 19,200mg of sodium.
That’s a tad much.