Pinch the salt from your diet

By 4053
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Pinch the salt from your diet

Doctors say it could be as deadly as nicotine - but Australians are still overdosing on salt without even realising it.

Last night, A Current Affair revealed the alarming amount of salt in food items we eat every day.

Here are some tips for reducing the amount of salt you eat every day:

  • Read the labels when shopping. Look for lower sodium in cereals, crackers, pasta sauces, canned vegetables, or any foods with low-salt options.
  • Ask about salt added to food, especially at restaurants. Most restaurant chefs will omit salt when requested.
  • If you need to salt while cooking, add the salt at the end; you will find that you need to add much less.
  • Limit your intake of high-sodium foods like pickles, olives, cured meats, soy sauce and other condiments.
  • Keep the salt in your pantry instead of on your table where it is so easy and tempting to use.
  • Snack on fresh fruits rather than salted crackers or chips.
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