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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:42

World Salt Awareness Week

HPF_WSAWEat less salt

How much salt do we eat?

Most people eat too much salt without even realising it. You could be eating too much because about 75% of the salt we eat is already in the food we buy; only a small amount is added to our food at home. WASH want to help you choose how much salt manufacturers put in your food eaten either at home or away from the home.

Why is salt bad for our health?

Salt puts up our blood pressure, raised blood pressure (hypertension) is the major factor in strokes, heart failure and heart attacks, a major cause of death and disability worldwide. There is also increasing evidence of a link between our current high salt intake and stomach cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, kidney stones and kidney disease.

How much salt should we eat?

Adults should eat no more than 5g of salt a day, and children even less according to the World Health Organisation.

Salt puts up our blood pressure, raised blood pressure (hypertension) is the major factor in strokes, heart failure and heart attacks, a major cause of death and disability worldwide.  There is also increasing evidence of a link between our current high salt intake and stomach cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, kidney stones and kidney disease.  

LETS TAKE ACTION!

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Purchase our T-Shirts-$10; Wrist Bands - $5; Badges - $3

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