• Blog
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • Instagram
Best Of You: Pre Workout, Post Workout, Whey Protein and Super Greens

Reduce salt consumption as part of weight loss efforts

Reduce salt consumption as part of weight loss effortsMany people looking to lose weight fast will cut down on sugary or fatty foods, but it is also important to address salt consumption.

According to Hannah Brinsden, a nutritionist at Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), reducing salt intake has a long-term impact on health.

As well as lowering blood pressure and in turn reducing a person's risk of heart disease and stroke, cutting down on salt can help lessen the chances of developing osteoporosis, kidney disease or stomach cancer.

"We should all eat less than 6g salt a day – about a teaspoon," she advised.

The key thing is to check food labels for their salt content, Ms Brinsden suggested, comparing products and choosing the ones with less salt.

Last year, researchers from the University of California – San Francisco found that reducing salt consumption lessened a teenager's risk of developing high blood pressure.

Have you made healthy changes such as cutting out salt as part of your weight loss efforts? ADNFCR-2965-ID-800616479-ADNFCR


Categorised in: ,
8 Jul
2011
AUTHOR:
 
Best Of You for Men and Women: Pre Workout, Post Workout, Whey Protein and Super Greens

  • Kayleigh

    It’s a well known fact that reducing your salt intake is good for your health but I never knew reducing your intake could help you lose weight to.