In September, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) published dietary reference values for sodium and chloride. Dietary reference values for the European general adult population were established at 2.0 g sodium (5.0g salt) and 3.1g chloride per day. Values for children and pregnant and lactating women were also established. More information can be found here.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently reviewed evidence and updated dietary reference intake values for sodium and potassium. Adequate intake (AI) amounts have remained unchanged for 14-50 year olds, and increased slightly for adults over 51 years old. For most children’s age groups the AI has been reduced slightly. The tolerable upper […]