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5 tips to eat less salt

Read nutrition labels.

Look for foods that have less than 5% DV (daily value) of sodium. You may be surprised to find that even foods like breakfast cereal contain salt. Choose foods that are labelled sodium-free, low-sodium, reduced (or less) sodium or unsalted. For example, buy unsalted nuts and low-sodium crackers.

Limit preserved, packaged and processed foods.

Preserved foods like salted fish and meat and pickled foods are very high in salt. Packaged and processed foods may also be high in salt. Eat them in small amounts and only once in a while.

Cut down on sauces and condiments.

Worcestershire and soy sauce are typically high in salt. Even condiments like ketchup contain a lot of salt.

Remove the salt shaker from the table.

If it’s not handy, you’ll be less likely to add extra. Always taste food first before choosing to add salt.

Remove or reduce salt in recipes whenever possible.

For plenty of flavour, replace salt with herbs, spices and citrus

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