How Much Salt is Too Much?

How Much Salt is Too Much?

The current recommended daily intake for salt in the UK is 6g. The actual average daily intake in the UK is much higher at around 8.4g per day. Overwhelmingly, the evidence supports the fact that despite sodium being an essential mineral, our current high intakes of salt are not necessary and for some, may increase the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) and many other non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease.

Salt is composed of sodium and chloride and it is the sodium part that can cause the high blood pressure issues if eaten to excess. Healthy diets should contain no more than 6g salt a day which contains approximately 2.4g of sodium.

With the increased popularity of cooking from scratch at home and concern over the nation’s health post COVID-19, many consumers are now looking for ways to improve their diet but are not willing to sacrifice taste. Suölo® Reduced Sodium Sea Salt and seasonings are a great way to provide all the flavour you expect from sea salt but with 50% less sodium. The great thing is that not only is Suölo® reduced in sodium but it also provides 9-10% of your daily requirement of the essential minerals potassium and magnesium in just one serving.

By just reducing salt in our diets by 1g per day we can save 6,000 lives a year.

Another good reason to change to Suölo®!

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