Daily salt intake almost 50% more than recommended in Northern Ireland

Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland have released a report highlighting that daily salt intake is almost 50% higher than recommended.  

The report, which has been published as an official statistic as part of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), estimated the salt intake of adults, aged 19-64 years in Northern Ireland, over a seven month period in 2015. The average salt intake was found to be 8.6g per day - 43% higher than the recommended maximum limit of 6g per day, with men eating more than women.

The survey identified that white bread, meat products such as bacon and ham, and foods such as cooking sauces, soups and condiments are the biggest contributors of salt in people’s diets in Northern Ireland.

Posted: 29/07/2016 09:20:06 by Laura Keaver


 

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