Vietnamese recommended reducing sugar, salt in daily meals

(VOVWORLD) - People reduce their daily salt intake and the use of sugary drinks and sugar in food and drink processing, the Department of Preventive Medicine recommends.  

Vietnamese recommended reducing sugar, salt in daily meals  - ảnh 1Eating too much salty food increases risks of suffering from hypertension and diabetes. In the photo is a sheet of blood, sugar test results.


National Institute of Nutrition’s study shows that in recent years, the average salt and sugar consumption of each Vietnamese adult is 2 times higher than recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

According to the study, Vietnamese people consume 9.4 grams of salt per day on average. The standard for an adult is  5 grams of salt. Vietnamese people also use too much sugar, 46.5 grams per day. The WHO’s recommended level is 25 grams a day. The high salt and sugar consumption is the cause of the increase in obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.


Azam Ali Soomro

Dear friends,Thank you so much for the updated information on the subject of the health in the Vietnam. There is no doubt that, excess... More