(via The shake down on salt - The Heart Foundation)
And the low down:
Salt often appears as sodium on the nutrition panel on food labels. Adults should eat less than 2300mg of sodium per day, which is equivalent to about one teaspoon of salt.
How can I reduce the salt in my diet?
Cutting back on salty foods and being aware of how much salt you eat will help you stay healthy.
Try some of these options:
Remember you can learn to adjust to less salt in your diet, but it takes time – sometimes about six to eight weeks to get used to it.
- Check the nutritional information on food labels and try to pick low-sodium options
- Add less salt when cooking – try seasoning food with pepper, garlic, herbs and spices
- Swap salty snacks (like chips and salted nuts) for unsalted nuts or low-salt crackers.