Recent research published in the Irish press revealed shocking statistics on our salt intake. Irish men are eating more than twice as much salt as they should be eating (over 11g), and Irish women are eating 70% more salt than they should be eating.
Given the fact that there is a strong link between some health conditions and excess salt intake, these figures are nothing short of alarming. Excess salt has a detrimental effect on heart health by making arteries stiff, and by raising blood pressure.
Where do we find most salt in out diet? You have probably guessed it: in processed foods.
How can you reduce your exposure to salt and intake of salt?
Try to reduce your intake of processed foods. Instead of buying ready-meals, invest in a soup maker or slow cook...
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