80% of S'poreans exceed daily recommended salt intake


Senior Member
7 Jun 2011
Singapore appears to be a nation that loves its food salty.

Eight in 10 Singapore residents exceed the salt intake recommendation of less than five grammes,or the equivalent of one teaspoon, a day.

The Health Promotion Board's Salt Intake Study, which was conducted as part of its 2010 National Nutrition Survey, found that an individual's daily salt intake stands at 8.3g.

This is more than 60 per cent above the recommended level.

The study was carried out on more than 800 people aged between 18 and 79 years.

- CNA/cc