(sodium) is one of the minerals that the body needs on a daily basis.
Together with potassium, it helps to regulate the body's water levels.
Too much salt consumption is linked to high blood pressure, declined
heart health, increased risk of stomach cancer, osteoporosis and
worsening of asthma symptoms.
DAILY LIMIT: On an average we eat nine grams of salt per day while a
healthy adult's daily limit is about 2.3g of sodium. People with heart
problems or kidney disease are to keep their sodium intake under 1,000
mg a day, or as per doctor's advice.
How to Reduce Salt in the Diet
Skip table salt Choose fresh, plain frozen, or canned "with no salt added" vegetables. Skip ready made/packed food. Rinse canned foods before use to wash off extra salt. Limit salty foods such as crisps, salted nuts, bacon, cheese, pickles, soy sauce and pizzas.