Salt awareness

Salt Awareness Week

Love your heart? Reduce your salt intake.
World Salt Awareness Week: March 10-16

Reduce your Salt IntakeThe relationship between high blood pressure and a high salt consumption is documented with an estimated 3.3 million South Africans suffering from high blood pressure. High blood pressure may in turn be associated with heart disease and strokes. As diet directly affects blood pressure, restricting salt intake, will reduce the risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke.

One of the best low-sodium food choices you can make is fresh mushrooms. They are not only delicious, affordable and versatile, fresh mushrooms are also very low in sodium. In fact, mushrooms contain only 14mg of sodium per 100gms! When one then considers the fact that a low salt diet allows between 400 - 1000 mg of sodium per day – the low sodium content of fresh mushrooms is even more impressive!

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Spoons of SaltBe kind to your heart and cut down on your salt intake

April 2012

 

The number of heart attacks in the U.S. could decline by up to 13% if adults could just slash their daily salt intake by 3 grams, or about 1,200 milligrams of sodium.  According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, research confirms that excessive salt intake is associated with high blood pressure (or hypertension), which can damage the arteries and lead to heart disease, stroke, and other health problems.

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