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Salt- The Facts
By Bethany Ackers…read more

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Many of us in the UK eat too much salt.
Too much salt can raise your blood
pressure, which puts you at increased
risk of health problems such as heart
disease and stroke. But a few simple
steps can help you to cut your salt
intake.…read more

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You don't have to add salt to food to be eating
too much: 75% of the salt we eat is already in
everyday foods such as bread, breakfast cereal
and ready meals.
· But a diet that is high in salt can cause raised
blood pressure, which around one third of adults
in the UK already have.
· High blood pressure often has no symptoms. But
if you have it, you are more likely to develop
heart disease or have a stroke.
· Cutting down on salt reduces blood pressure,
which means that your risk of developing stroke
or heart disease is reduced.…read more

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Hypertension Diagram…read more

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Foods that contain salt
· Some foods are almost always high in salt
because of the way they are made.
· Other foods, such as bread and breakfast
cereals, can contribute a lot of salt to our
diet. But that's not because these foods
are always high in salt: it's because we eat
a lot of them.…read more

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High salt foods
These foods are almost always high in salt. To cut down on salt, eat them less often or
have smaller amounts:
· anchovies
· bacon
· cheese
· gravy granules
· ham
· olives
· pickles
· prawns
· salami
· salted and dry roasted nuts
· salt fish
· smoked meat and fish
· soy sauce
· stock cubes
· yeast extract…read more

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