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How Much Salt Should I Eat?

There are many different types of salt available. Some are better for your health than others.


The recommended daily intake (RDI) of sodium varies from country to country, but between 500mg and 2400mg of sodium is generally agreed to be appropriate to maintain good health as an adult.


There is about 2400mg of sodium in one teaspoon, or 6g, of salt.


Increased salt intake upsets the body's fluid balance and could lead to heartburn, dizziness, raised blood pressure, or heart disease.


Lack of salt in the diet has been linked to muscle cramps and mineral deficiencies.

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