Here are a few important numbers that should not be taken with a pinch of salt:
It’s important to know what your blood pressure is, as an uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in a heart attack or stroke, as well as affect the functioning of other organs such as your kidneys and eyes. Get your blood pressure measured and take a closer look at the amount of salt you are taking in, as a high salt intake raises your blood pressure.
I encourage you to cut down on the following high salt foods (see below) and rather flavour food by using fresh or dried herbs, spices (but not BBQ spice or chop spice – because it isn’t really even a spice) as well as garlic, ginger and vinegar.
High salt foods
Read the ingredient list – if the word salt, sodium chloride, MSG etc. is in the first three ingredients, that product is a high-salt option – rather choose another brand/ food.
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