Average Indian Salt Consumption Exceeds Recommended Limit

  • 27 Sep 2023

According to a recently study, Indians consume an average of 8 grams of salt per day, which is more than the recommended daily limit of 5 grams.

Key Points

  • Salt Intake Higher Than Recommended: Indians consume more salt than recommended, according to a study published in the journal Nature Portfolio.
  • Men, employed individuals, tobacco users, obese individuals, and those with raised blood pressure had a higher salt intake than women, unemployed individuals, non-tobacco users, non-obese individuals, and people with normal blood pressure.
  • Health Risks of High Salt Intake: High salt intake can increase the risk of hypertension, heart attack, and stroke.
  • Need for Reduction in Salt Intake: A reduction in salt intake could help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Policy interventions in food labeling and regulation of sodium levels in commercially prepared food could help to reduce salt intake.