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How to reduce your salt intake

Where salt is concerned (but not just salt), the less the better! The WHO recommends limiting consumption to 5 to 6 g per day, particularly for cardiovascular prevention purposes. But limiting salt does not only mean going easier on the salt shaker – you should also consider the salt (or sodium) content of the foods you eat. Only 20 to 30% of our daily sodium intake comes from added salt: the rest is the sodium used to make the food product. The key to salt reduction: find out where it is hiding…

  • In ready-made dishesdelicatessen, and certain cheeses, salt may be a flavor enhancer, but this is not its only use. It is often used as a preservative, as is the case in many industrial products or delicatessen. Be sure to limit your use of ready-made meals (frozen or otherwise), soups in carton packs, preserves, appetizer chips and biscuits, and of course cold cuts.
  • Some sauces and condiments: sugar is often associated with ketchup, but this condiment is also relatively salty. The same is true of mustard, barbecue sauce and ready-made vinaigrettes. You should also know that stock cubes and soy sauce are among the saltiest products in this category.
  • In bread, sandwich bread and rusks, which would be relatively tasteless without salt: in these products, salt does play a gustatory role.

Because of its taste, it is sometimes difficult to reduce the quantity of salt in your daily consumption. Here are some tips to help you do this:

  • Whenever possible, try to cook fresh produce and minimize the use of ready-made meals. Homemade is best! If you need to salt your meal, do so when you’re preparing the dish rather than on your plate. The salt will then soak into the food to bring out its natural taste. Seasoning should not become a reflex at the table but should meet a real need.
  • Add flavor to your dishes by using herbs and spices instead of salt.
  • Learn how to decipher nutrition labels (SOME TIPS HERE)

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How to reduce your salt intake

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Salt reduction tips

Both when cooking or eating out at restaurants, there are plenty of little tricks that you can employ to reduce your salt intake and lower your chances of developing symptoms of high blood pressure.