A high salt diet can not only lead to high blood pressure, but to osteoporosis, obesity, stomach cancer, kidney stones, and stroke.
World Salt Awareness Week
10 – 16 March 2014
The theme of this year’s World Salt Awareness Week is “SWITCH!”.
75% of the salt that we consume comes from processed foods. So think about the hidden salt in the food you put into your shopping trolley and, where possible, choose the lower salt option.
How much salt are we eating?
Australian adults eat an average of nine grams of salt each day. Much more salt than the one gram that we need, and far more than is healthy.
AWASH aims to reduce salt consumption by Australians to an average of six grams each day.
Click here to read AWASH’s statement on Australian salt intakes.
Lower salt, better health
Eating salt can raise your blood pressure, which increases your risk of strokes and heart attacks at any age. AWASH aims to reduce the amount of salt being consumed by Australians.