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Too much salt may increase your risk of which type of cancer?

Eating too much salt can lead to stomach cancer.

How much salt should we use?

Our bodies need some salt to help maintain our balance of water (hydration). Also, table salt is fortified with iodine, which you need for good health.

But much of the salt we eat comes from processed food such as breakfast cereals, soups, sauces, bread, ready-made meals and snack foods (where it can be listed as sodium). We also add salt to our food at the table or when cooking.

Canadians tend to eat more salt than they need. Here are 5 tips to eat less salt.


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