Let’s lower salt, sodium intake

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Sodium consumption of greater than two grammes per day contributes to high blood pressure and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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What you need to know:

  • In many communities, salt is added in food for preservation, during cooking and on table after serving.
  • Sodium reduction can further be achieved through monitoring sources of salt, population salt intake and by educating the public on the merits and demerits of high salt consumption.

Traditionally, and even in modern society, salt denotes many things. Biblically, it is an essence of things and, in particular, life itself, a symbol of procreation, and among the Romans, a sacred article of food and the first to be placed on table and the last to be removed from the table after a meal.

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