Use less salt at the table
If you are used to adding a sprinkling of salt to your potatoes
or vegetables on the plate, LoSalt is ideal. You still get the
flavour but with two thirds less salt.
Watch out for hidden salt
On average, 75% of our daily salt intake is hidden in foods we
have bought ready-made. Everything from bread to a can of soup, a
packet of cereal to a ready-made meal, will contain added salt.
Look out for reduced sodium products to help improve your diet, or
switch from ready-made to make-yourself, for a healthier - and
often cheaper - approach to cooking and eating.
Cook it yourself
If you cook your food from scratch, using fresh ingredients, you
will use less salt than ready-made equivalents. If you add salt
during cooking, use LoSalt rather than regular salt to further
reduce your sodium intake.
Try other flavourings
Experiment with herbs and spices to add flavour to food. Find
some great ideas in our recipe section.
Understand the package information
In the UK, some packages quote salt content, while others quote
sodium content. The recommended daily allowance for an adult for
salt is 6g per day. The recommended daily intake of sodium is just
2.4g. Make sure you know what's being quoted and can understand the
Taste before you season
Lots of people sprinkle on the salt before they've even tasted
their food, just out of habit. Learn to taste your food first and
you could be surprised how often it passes the taste test, without
any added salt.