Eat less salt, adults should eat no more than 6 g per day and children should have even less
- A high salt intake is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure which puts you at a greater risk of developing stroke or heart disease.
- Most of our salt intake comes from processed foods rather than salt added during cooking or at the table, so always check food labels for the salt content!
- When comparing foods, a high salt content is more than 1.5g salt per 100g (or 0.6g sodium). Low is 0.3g salt or less per 100g (or 0.1g sodium).
- Try using extra herbs, spices, citrus juices (lemon and lime), mustard or vinegar to flavour foods so you can use less salt in your recipes.