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Cutting down on sodium-intake can reduce your risk of THESE chronic conditions

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Cutting down on sodium-intake can reduce your risk of THESE chronic conditions

Cutting down on sodium-intake can reduce your risk of THESE chronic conditionsSodium or what we usually call 'salt' is an integral part of our daily diet. It is what provides taste and also improves the experience of our food. About 500 mg of daily sodium-intake is said to be necessary for important bodily functions. However, excess of it could also increase your risk of developing various illnesses.As far as adults are concerned, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends they consume less than 5 g, which is just under a teaspoon of salt daily. For children, the global health agency suggests adjusting the recommended maximum intake of salt for adults downwards, as per their energy requirements.

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