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How much salt can I eat?

  1. Adults are advised not to consume more than 6 grams of salt per day. This is less for children (see table). The kidneys of babies and young children cannot handle much salt yet. Therefore, do not add salt to the food of your baby or child. Do you want practical tips? Read the page: How can I eat less salt?

Salt and sodium

  1. The adverse health effects of salt are mainly caused by the sodium contained in salt. You can calculate the amount of sodium yourself by dividing the amount of salt by 2.5. Maximum amount of salt per day in grams Age Maximum amount of salt per day in grams Maximum amount of sodium per day in grams 0 to 6 months Less than 1 Less than 0.4 7 to 12 months 1 0.4 1 to 3 year 3 1.2 4 to 6 year 4 1.6 7 to 10 years 5 2 over 10 years old 6 2.4

  2. The adverse health effects of salt are mainly caused by the sodium in salt. You can calculate the amount of sodium yourself by dividing the amount of salt by 2.5. Maximum amount of salt per day in grams Age Maximum amount of salt per day in grams Maximum amount of sodium per day in grams 0 to 6 months Less than 1 Less than 0.4 7 to 12 months 1 0.4 1 to 3 year 3 1.2 4 to 6 year 4 1.6 7 to 10 years 5 2 over 10 years old 6 2.4



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