Too much salt in the diet and its link to heart disease and other illnesses is not new information. The National Health and Medical Research Council say most people consume twice the amount of salt they should, and eight times what they need. An excess of salt is linked to high blood pressure, stroke and fluid retention.
Below are some tips to help to reduce salt from your diet:-
-avoid adding salt to food at the table
-choose' low salt/ no added salt' foods
-keep processed foods to a bare minimum (meats, breads,busicuits,bottled sauces)
-be wary of commercial cereals and bars as they have high sodium levels hidden behind clever advertising stating health.
-our bread is baked with iodised salt so beware of over consumption.
We can obtain enough salt from fruit,vegetable, natural cereal grains, non processed meats and breads to meet our daily requirements.
So once again, our health and wellbeing lies in the choice of real whole foods, and the avoidance of processed packaged food type substances.