Sodium intake from foods exceeds recommended limits in the Spanish population: The ANIBES Study

Published in Nutrients, Partearroyo et al described the contribution of foods to sodium consumption in the Spanish population from three-day food records. Sodium intake from food was estimated to be 2025mg per day, or 5.06g salt, excluding discretionary salt.

The main dietary sources were meat products (27%) and cereal and grain products (26%), followed by dairy products (14%) and ready-to-eat meals (13%). Contributions to sodium intake are described by gender, age, area and weight status.