Salt Intake

SALT AND YOUR HEALTH

Salt, just like sugar, is an inexpensive way to make food taste good.  One often observes people sprinkling salt over their food before tasting it, and some researchers suggest that the high consumption of salt is a habit, or even an addiction, learnt in...

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WAYS TO PREVENT A STROKE

A wide variety of factors can increase the risk of stroke. It is possible to have inherited an increased genetic predisposition to having a stroke, illustrated by family history. Aging is another factor that increases risk. However, there are many risk factors that...

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THE BEST DIETS (2019)

There are quite different perceptions of the meaning of the word “diet.”  To most people it means going on a specific eating regime for a specific purpose, such as weight loss, or to better manage diabetes.  To others diet has a general meaning, as defined in the...

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LEGUMES

Legumes make up a large variety of foods and refers to plants which develop their seeds in pods. Legumes come in different varieties, with even peanuts and soybeans forming part of the legume family.  The varieties of legumes which have dry, edible seeds within a pod...

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WAYS TO REDUCE SALT INTAKE

The salt you sprinkle on your food is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of your daily intake of sodium, one of the major components of salt. Heart health authorities suggest that more than 70% of our daily intake of sodium is hidden in the packaged and prepared...

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Salt intake – new regulations by SA Government

Regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs came into effect on 30 June 2016.  Further reductions in the sodium content of these same foodstuffs will come into effect on 30 June 2019.  (The Department of Health published these regulations in...

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