Salt - are we eating too much?
In 2004 salt - sodium chloride - hit the headlines as the Food Standards Agency launched a campaign highlighting the association between salt consumption and high blood pressure. But is it as bad as the government are making out? Without salt our bodies cannot function so where do we draw the line between friend and foe?
Sodium ions present in salt are what the body requires in order to perform a variety of essential functions.
Between 65 and 85% of our salt is already in the food we eat. Find out where and discover the difference between sodium content and salt content
All those involved in the debate agree on one thing - healthy living is the way forward
The government recommends an intake of 6g of salt per day but how much does our body need?
Are guidelines just for people with high blood pressure or is too much salt bad for all of us?
Government advice on salt
Detailed information of Food Standards Agency campaign
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