Sodium makes up the major part of table salt (sodium chloride). It is an important mineral that your body needs in order to function optimally, however too much of it can be harmful especially if you have high blood pressure or kidney disease. While limiting table salt is beneficial there are so many other foods where salt may be lurking that we don’t realise. Follow these tips for identifying hidden salt in your food.
Reading food labels is a must
Put down the salt shaker
Avoid the following foods as they also contain high amounts of sodium:
Hopefully these easy to follow tips have inspired you to make more informed choices and to reduce your overall salt intake.