Most South Africans are getting too much sodium from the foods they eat. If you are not already aware, the sodium found in salt (sodium chloride) plays a role in hypertension or high blood pressure. The current dietary guidelines suggest that adults and children 14 years and older need to have less than 2300 milligrams of sodium a day. Adults with hypertension need to reduce it further to 1500 milligrams a day as it may help to lower blood pressure.
You are an individual, and your health and nutrition requirements are unique. By using the science of genetics, you can personalize your diet, supplement and lifestyle strategies to optimize your health and well-being.