Patient Education 5 ways to 5g of Salt a Day
We all add a little extra salt to our food from time to time, but did you know that that adding too much salt could be bad for your health?
Saltiness is one of the distinct flavours that our taste buds understand and crave. It’s not entirely our fault – we were designed this way, but over the centuries we’ve become far too reliant on sodium in our foods. With high sodium diets directly correlating to instances of hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular events, we must acknowledge that we can’t continue on this trajectory.
The World Health Organisation is pushing to meet their target of a 30% reduction in salt consumption by the year 2025, by recommending that we stay below a limit of 5g of salt intake per day. If you’re a salt lover, this will seem very low and even lower when you consider the salt content of food products. It may seem drastic at first, but with these 5 simple steps you can soon be on your way to a healthier heart and lifestyle.