Almost all adult populations around the world consume at least 6 grams of salt per day. A wealth of evidence points to significant health risks associated with excess salt consumption. International recommendations for salt intake is less than 1 teaspoon (5-6 grams) daily. A recent meta-anhalysis of the results of 19 independent cohort samples with 177, 025 participants followed for up to 19 years has shown high salt intake is strongly associated with stroke and cardiovascular disease.
PositiveTip: Going easy on the salt will lower your risk for hypertension, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Putting the salt shaker away may extend your life!