Almost 80% of Singaporeans consume too much salt! High sodium intake puts you at risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). Lower blood pressure with these diet tips!
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Do you know the daily recommended serving of salt is only one teaspoon?
Yet, as many as 8 in 10 Singaporeans consume too much salt.
High salt intake can lead to high blood pressure. Smoking, a lack of exercise and family history are other contributing factors. Although some factors are harder to control, you can improve your diet.
How do you improve your diet?
- Start by saying no to gravy, canned and processed food.
- Eat less fatty food.
- Drink less alcohol.
- Choose foods with the healthier choice logo.
- Eat more wholegrains and fibre-rich foods.
Remember, one teaspoon of salt a day is all you need.
Here is our challenge to you:
How much salt can you reduce from your diet?
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