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How much sodium is good ?

Shobith K Menon
Shobith K Menon
🧂Studies have associated excess salt 🧂 with hypertension (high blood pressure).

🧂 But salt (sodium) is an essential mineral; its consumption is critical to your health. The problem is when you consume too much and too little 

🧂 Salt reduction is important for people with salt-sensitive hypertension, and excess salt intake is associated with harm. But drastically lowering salt intake has not shown uniform benefit in clinical trials. Most people will benefit more from a diet of mostly unprocessed foods than they would from micromanaging their salt intake.

For Infants 🧂.          Sodium Intake

0-6 mo                      ~0.12g/d
6-12 mo                    ~0.37g/d

For children🧂         
 1–3 y                         ~1.0g/d
4–8 y                         ~1.2g/d

For male Adults🧂    
18 - 50 y .                ~ 1.5g/d
51 - 70y .                 ~ 1.3g/d
70y and above        ~ 1.2g/d

For Woman🧂 .      
18 - 50 y .                ~ 1.5g/d
51 - 70y .                 ~ 1.3g/d
70y and above        ~ 1.2g/d

I hope this was useful 🧂.

Thank you and have a great day ahead!!

References :

Webster JL, Dunford EK, Neal BC. A systematic survey of the sodium contents of processed foods . Am J Clin Nutr. (2010)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56068/table/summarytables.t3/?report=objectonly