Salt Guidelines : World Health Organisation Issues New Guidance

The recommendation for salt intake has gone down from 6g per day for adults. It is now thought that in order to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, adults should consume less than 5 grams of salt (2,000mg of sodium), and at least 3,510 mg of potassium per day.

If you are perspiring (sweating) when exercising, then you may wish to consume an electrolyte replenishment supplement such as High 5 Zero tabs dissolved in approx 500-700ml of water.


World Health Organisation, (2013). WHO issues new guidance on dietary salt and potassium. Retrieved 23rd August, 2013, from

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
Post a Comment

Please wait...