Watch the salt - avoiding salt in the foods that we eat
Many of us enjoy a bit of salt on our food. And you might think you don’t eat much salt, especially if you don’t add it to your food. But don’t be so sure.
What we don’t realise is that salt is hidden in everyday foods that don’t even taste that salty! Things like bread, breakfast cereal, ready meals, sauces, baked beans and pizza. In fact, three quarters of the salt that we eat is found in the foods we buy.
Salt is a hidden killer.
29 February until 6 March 2016 is World Salt awareness week. In 2016 the emphasis is on hidden salt. This is the salt in our foods that we don’t see or even taste, but that still contributes to our total salt intake. To help you evaluate your salt intake, HSFSA and Unilever South Africa will also introduce a first in SA - a digital salt calculator. -