Limit your sodium intake to 2 grams, or 2,000 milligrams (mg), per day.
Much of our sodium intake comes from table salt. Here are the approximate amounts of sodium in a given amount of table salt:
- One shake of a salt shaker = 200 mg sodium
- 1/4 teaspoon salt = 575 mg sodium
- 1/2 teaspoon salt = 1,150 mg sodium
- 3/4 teaspoon salt = 1,725 mg sodium
- 1 teaspoon salt = 2,300 mg sodium