That’s because the packaged foods we turn to for quick and convenient meals can contain way too much hidden salt. Australians are consuming double the recommended salt intake of 5g (one teaspoon), per adult per day, which greatly increases your chances of developing heart disease and stroke.
Be informed on the salt content of some of your favourite grocery items to help reduce your salt intake.
Some of the common grocery items below are surprisingly high in salt. Click on an item to learn the average sodium content per serve and then consider your salt intake the next time you reach for an item at your supermarket. Look for <400mg per 100g, and if you can <120mg per 100g is best.