Adults should eat less than 6g of salt a day - that's about one teaspoon.
Checking the nutritional information on food labels will help you to choose healthier options.
Being aware of how much salt you eat will help you to stay healthy, and it's not just about the salt you put on your food after it's cooked – there’s plenty of hidden salt to think about too.
Health experts recommend that adults should consume less than 6g of salt a day. To give you a clearer idea, one level teaspoon contains 6g of salt. If you think you may be consuming too much salt, you are not alone. Currently, the average daily intake of salt by adults in the UK is far too high – with many people consuming over 9g of salt each day.