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Health and diet

Small changes to your diet can make a big difference to your health

Current World Health Organization guidelines recommend that adults should consume no more than 5g of salt per day. How much salt is in your diet and how can LoSalt help?

Remember that about 75% of the salt we consume is hidden in everyday food products such as bread, cheese, biscuits and cereal. Check the labels to compare brands and find the products with lower salt content.  Find more detail about products with high salt content on the AHA website.

Cooking from scratch allows you to monitor how much salt you are adding.

If you add salt when you cook or you sprinkle salt on food at the table, LoSalt is an excellent way to cut your intake from this source by two thirds.

A low sodium diet could really help make a difference and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

A little extra potassium in your diet

As LoSalt is a blend of sodium chloride and potassium chloride, using LoSalt as part of your diet will increase the potassium in your diet, which can also help maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Foods that contain potassium include fruit and vegetables (including dried ones), potatoes, dried beans, nuts and seeds, milk and yogurt, fish, poultry and wholegrain cereals. You can stock up on these foods and keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

However, check with your doctor before increasing the potassium in your diet. Some people - for example, those with kidney disease - may need to avoid both potassium and salt.


Top tips for health

Watch out for hidden salt in your diet.

One slice of bread contains an average of 0.5g of salt