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A little bit about salt

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. Many processed foods are packed with salt, which contributes to high blood pressure.

Try to avoid salty foods and choose lower salt versions whenever you can. When eating: don’t pile on the salt before even tasting it – it’s unhealthy and very rude!

Salt: the facts | NHS
Salt | British Heart Foundation
Reducing salt saving lives | World Action on Salt and Health (WASH)
Calculating the salt content of food | World Action on Salt and Health (WASH)
Be salt aware: it’s still an important issue! | British Nutrition Foundation

 World's first salt and sugar tax could be introduced in England | ITV News | 15 Jun 2021 | 2m 36s
Why is too much salt bad for you? | British Heart Foundation | 30 Jun 2017 | 2m 41s

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