“Canada is one of 65 countries that received a two out of four on the score card by having “voluntary measures to reduce sodium.”
Although salt is a necessary component of the human diet, excessive use of it raises the risk of stroke, heart disease, and early mortality, among other problems.
WHO advises against exceeding the daily recommended intake of salt by more than five grams, or one teaspoon. The average salt consumption across the world, however, is thought to be 10.8 grams, more than twice as much.
To cut back on salt, it's important to avoid foods that are high in salt. Here are some common culprits:
It's important to read food labels and choose low-sodium options whenever possible.
Eating homemade meals can be part of a healthier overall diet. When you make your own food, you're more likely to eat a balanced, nutritious diet that's low in salt.
Overall, making foods at home is a great way to avoid added and hidden salt, and can help you make healthier choices.
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