Friday October 30, 2020

Rude health: Taking control of salt in your diet

For thousands of years, salt has been used to preserve food and improve its taste.

4th June, 2005

For thousands of years, salt has been used to preserve food and improve its taste. It is also used as a colour developer, binder, texturiser and fermentation control agent.

But according to new research, we are now consuming more than double the recommended daily allowance of salt, and health officials are worried that our intake of salt is spiralling out of control.

Nutritionists recommend a salt intake of 4-6g per day, as it plays a...

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