In this short blog we will looking at salt and ways in which to cut down your intake.
On average we consume about 2 teaspoons of salt per day and more than half of the salt we eat is added by food manufacturers during food processing. Less than a quarter is added during cooking or at the table, and the remaining quarter is naturally present in food.
Everybody needs some salt and as long as you eat a variety of food, you won’t need to add any extra to your food, and reducing salt will lessen your taste for it.
All our body fluids contain salt which helps to maintain the correct water balance in the body. If too much salt is taken in it is excreted in urine, but if not enough is taken in, then muscular cramps result. Too much salt can also lead to high blood pressure, which in turn can cause heart disease and strokes, so it is best to cut down on the amount of salt we eat.
Ways to cut down on salt intake include:
I hope these ideas help you cut down on your salt intake.