News tagged with salt content

Project launched to cut 'hidden' salt in foods

Current research shows reducing our current salt intake to six grams per day could prevent nearly six per cent of strokes. But the onus is as much on food manufacturers, as well as consumers, to be less heavy-handed ...

Mar 12, 2014
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US city tries less salt in Chinese restaurant food

Organizers have recruited more than 200 restaurants across Philadelphia for the U.S. city's Healthy Chinese Takeout Initiative, which aims to reduce the food's salt content by 10 percent to 15 percent.

Aug 23, 2013
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Less salt in our food

It is entirely possible to reduce the salt content in a range of foods by up to 30% without reducing the taste.

Jun 03, 2013
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New research reveals cheese saltier than seawater

New research from CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) at Queen Mary, University of London, has revealed the unnecessarily high levels of salt in a staple of the country's shopping baskets – cheese.

Nov 29, 2012
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Salt policy makers eat too much salt at work

Salt policy makers in the Netherlands are consuming more than the average daily recommended salt intake of 6 grams in one hot meal at their work canteens, finds a study in the Christmas issue published in the British Medical Jo ...

Dec 20, 2011
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Bread with 50% less salt is just as appetizing

People are just as willing to eat bread containing half the amount of salt as regular bread, according to a study published in the scientific periodical Journal of Nutrition. The study was carried out as par ...

Nov 09, 2011
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70 percent of 8-month-olds consume too much salt

Seventy per cent of eight-month-old babies have a salt (sodium chloride) intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti.

Jul 31, 2011
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