The World Health Organisation estimates that 2.5 million global deaths a year could be prevented if our salt consumption was reduced to recommended levels. In the UK, the NHS recommends that adults consume no more than 6g of salt a day (about a teaspoon) but average salt consumption is about 40% higher than this maximum (8.4g salt/day).
Why is there a recommended salt intake?
High blood pressure (hypertension) is the single biggest risk factor for stroke and plays a part in about half of all strokes. A diet high in sodium can raise your blood pressure and most of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt.
If everyone in the UK reduced their salt intake by one gram per day, it’s estimated 4,147 premature deaths from the likes of stroke and heart disease could be prevented.
Watch the video below to find out more about the risks of a diet high in sodium:
Season with Sense™
We are delighted to partner with LoSalt®, the UK’s leading reduced sodium salt alternative, who have championed the public to Season with SenseTM for over four decades.
Ideally, everyone should cut down or even stop adding salt to their food. But we know that many people would find this really hard because they like the enhanced flavour that salt can provide. If that’s the case, then it’s good to know that there is an alternative to regular salt.
With 66% less sodium than regular table salt, sea salts and rock salts, switching to LoSalt® can help maintain normal blood pressure without sacrificing flavour.
For more information about our collaboration with LoSalt's Season with Sense campaign, visit www.seasonwithsense.com.
- Stroke Association is a key collaborator and partner to LoSalt®’s Season with Sense, advocating for reducing salt consumption and sharing tips and recipes on how to achieve this
- LoSalt® proudly supports Stroke Association’s Stroke Prevention Days
- LoSalt® has raised awareness of the Stroke Association on packs, and special promotional tubs have raised donations totalling £100,000
Listed are some ideas for delicious and easy to make LoSalt® recipes for you to try at home.
Find out more
To find out more about LoSalt®, or to explore more healthy recipes, visit the LoSalt® website.
If you take some types of medication that affect potassium levels, LoSalt® and other reduced sodium salt alternatives may not be suitable for you. Check with your GP for advice.