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How much sodium should one intake daily?
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sodium
1500 mg.

In brief: Sodium
1500 mg.
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Normally, 2 grams
Salt is 40% sodium + 60% chloride.
Let's talk salt (but realize the difference). 1 teaspoon salt=1.5 gm sodium, and some amount is in most foods (processed foods, canned, pickles, smoked/cured meats, sauerkraut etc. Very high). Max rec. Is 2.3gm, but americans consume 2.3 - 4.7 gms daily. If you have normal or low blood pressure and no family hx, 3 gms may be ok. If have hbp, chf, don't exceed 2g.

In brief: Normally, 2 grams
Salt is 40% sodium + 60% chloride.
Let's talk salt (but realize the difference). 1 teaspoon salt=1.5 gm sodium, and some amount is in most foods (processed foods, canned, pickles, smoked/cured meats, sauerkraut etc. Very high). Max rec. Is 2.3gm, but americans consume 2.3 - 4.7 gms daily. If you have normal or low blood pressure and no family hx, 3 gms may be ok. If have hbp, chf, don't exceed 2g.
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