You don’t have to add salt to your food to eat too much of it – around
75% of the salt we eat is already in everyday foods such as bread,
breakfast cereal and ready meals. So, eating too much salt can cause
high blood pressure.
Follow these tips shared by Jumia Food to cut the salt in your food and reduce your salt intake.
you need more salt in your food, you can simply make use of the
salt-shaker. So, don’t use salt at the table. Salty food is an acquired
taste and after a few weeks of not salting your food, you will get used
to the natural flavours of food and not miss the extra salt.
have the least salt. Products labelled salt-free, sodium-free, very low
sodium or low sodium are good options.
of the salt consumed by some people are from processed foods. Salt adds
flavour and helps preserve processed foods so they stay fresh for
longer. Purchasing less processed foods will help you limit your salt
request that the restaurant add little or no salt and that any sauces
or dressings be served on the side since these often contain high
amounts of salt. Then you can use just a small amount on your food for
avoid adding salt and the only sodium present is that naturally found in
the food, which is typically very small. Brown rice and baked potatoes
are good examples of whole foods.