WHO (World Health Organization) Guidelines on Dietary Salt
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.