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Salt Awareness Week

"LOOK OUT FOR HIDDEN SALT": WORLD SALT AWARENESS WEEK 29th February - 6th MARCH 2016

Salt Awareness Week observed globally, aims to educate the public on the harmful effects of too much salt on their health and simple ways to reduce sodium in their diet.

hidden salt

Also have regular blood pressure screening as high blood pressure is viewed as a "silent killer". Many suffer from high blood pressure and are not aware because there are no symptoms.

saw worrySalt Awareness Week is internaltionally observed in March each year. Please take a moment of your time to educate yourself on the effects of too much salt intake.

The Salty Truth Video     Drop the Salt Info

There is strong evidence that links our current high salt intakes to high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the main cause of strokes and a major cause of heart attacks and heart failures, the most common causes of death and illness in the world. It is also widely recognised that a high salt diet is linked to other conditions, such as osteoporosis, cancer of the stomach, kidney disease, kidney stones, obesity and exacerbating the symptoms of asthma, Meniere’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes. 

There is now evidence to show that a high salt intake in children also influences blood pressure and may predispose an individual to the development of a number of diseases including: high blood pressure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and obesity. The older population and certain ethnic minorities are also at a great risk of health-related problems due to salt intake.

NHF SALT AWARENESS FLYER herbs

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?

child saltIt is well known a that a high salt intake is associated with high blood pressure in the adult population.  There is now evidence to show that a high salt intake in children also influences blood pressure and may predispose an individual to the development of a number of diseases including: high blood pressure, osteoporosis, respiratory illnesses such as asthma, stomach cancer and obesity. 

RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM SALT INTAKES

Age

Maximum Salt Intake

0-6 months

less than 1g / day

6-12 months

1g / day

1-3 years

2g / day

4-6 years

3g / day

7 years and above

less than 5g / day