NICE guidance recommends adult daily salt intake to be 6g by 2015

I don’t know about you, but with all the talk about salt this Salt Awareness Week, I have been making a bit of an effort to reduce mine. If you think it’s all mushrooms for us elves then you’d be wrong! No, this week, it was roasted aubergine ‘boats’ (thanks very much Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall), on [read the full story…]

High blood pressure? You may do well to cut down your salt.

As it’s Salt Awareness Week, I thought I’d look at some more evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration on the impact of salt in our diets. A recently-updated Cochrane review presents evidence from 167 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the short term impact of a low versus high sodium (salt) diet on blood pressure (BP) and [read the full story…]

Eating less salt lowers your stroke risk. And it doesn’t have to be boring.

It’s been called a divine substance. All over the world and throughout history, it has been associated with sex, with religion, with magic. It has provided an answer to everyday needs. Today its uses are said to exceed 14,000, from making drugs to dyeing textiles. I’m talking about salt. Today sees the start of Salt Awareness [read the full story…]