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How much salt is too much on a daily basis?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Less than you get!

The daily recommended amount is 2300 mg, unless you have htn/dm/kideney disease and then it is 1500 mg.
The average amount for most americans is 3400 mg. Salt is essential for health, but too much causes problems. Our diets are the main culprits, especially processed food. The mayo clinic has a great link with more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/sodium/nu00284/.

In brief: Less than you get!

The daily recommended amount is 2300 mg, unless you have htn/dm/kideney disease and then it is 1500 mg.
The average amount for most americans is 3400 mg. Salt is essential for health, but too much causes problems. Our diets are the main culprits, especially processed food. The mayo clinic has a great link with more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/sodium/nu00284/.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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