A Salty Situation
1500 mg: How much sodium Canadians NEED/day
2760 mg: How much sodium Canadians EAT/day
That’s almost 2x the sodium we needFootnote 1 .
|1-3 yrs||49%||4-13 yrs||72%|
|14-18 yrs||92%||14-18 yrs||50%|
|19-30 yrs||96%||19-30 yrs||45%|
|31-50 yrs||75%||31-50 yrs||45%|
|>50 yrs||67%||>50 yrs||29%|
TOP 6 sources of SODIUM in our dietFootnote 1 :
- Bakery Products
- Processed Meat
The average restaurant meal item contains 1 DAY’S WORTH of the recommended intake of sodiumFootnote 3.
Learn how HEALTH CANADA is committed to reducing sodium in processed foods
- Footnote 1
Sodium Intake of Canadians in 2017 (July 2018). www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/food-nutrition/sodium-intake-canadians-2017.html
- Footnote 2
Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (July 2010). www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/sodium/related-information/reduction-strategy/recommendations-sodium-working-group.html
- Footnote 3
Scourboutakos, MJ., L’Abbé, MR. (2013). Sodium Levels in Canadian fast-food and sit-down restaurants. Can J Public Health. 104(1):e2–e8.
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