Problem

Low salt diet

Other Names:
Reduced sodium intake
Nature:

A low sodium diet is a diet that includes no more than 1,500 to 2,400 mg of sodium per day.

The human minimum requirement for sodium in the diet is about 500 mg per day, which is typically less than one-sixth as much as many diets "seasoned to taste". For certain people with salt-sensitive blood pressure or diseases such as Ménière's disease, this extra intake may cause a negative effect on health.

Broader Problems:
Nutritional deficiencies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
02.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST