Implement Policies on Sodium Reduction. What is Sodium?. NaCl (table salt) Maintain balance of fluids Helps to transmit nerve impulses Aids in contraction and relaxation of muscles. Dietary Recommendations. Recommended levels of sodium intake : Less than 2,300 mg/day
Less than 2,300 mg/day
More than 3,400 mg/day
77 percent of a person’s salt intake comes from restaurant or processed food.
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer since usually it does not have warning signs or symptoms.
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Pan American Health Organization & World Health Organization Regional Expert Group suggests: