WHO (World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion) Guide­lines on Di­etary Salt

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Adults should con­sume less than 2,000 mg of sodium, or 5 grams of salt, per day, ac­cord­ing to guide­lines is­sued by the WHO. The main source of sodium in our diet is salt, al­though it can come from sodium glu­ta­mate, used as a condi­ment in many parts of the world. Salt in­take of less than 5 grams per day for adults helps to re­duce blood pres­sure and risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, stroke and coro­nary heart at­tack. The prin­ci­pal ben­e­fit of low­er­ing salt in­take is a cor­re­spond­ing re­duc­tion in high blood pres­sure.

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