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How can I reduce the salt eat?  What foods contain a lot of salt?

 

 For many people, the majority of dietary salt comes not from the salt we add to foods themselves (cooking or table) but manufactured food (highly processed).  Sometimes it is surprising - for example, bread is an important contributor to salt intake, as well as some breakfast cereals, some soups and sauces in cans or packages, and some of the erosion foods like crepe (  "chips").  Certain foods may be particularly salty, such as meat and smoked fish and dried products, and avoid them as best they can.  The best way to control how much salt is to be able to make your own meals from basic ingredients as possible and do not over-cooked meals industrial and processed meat, as well as see the labels on manufactured foods.  Always worth restricting the use of salt during cooking, and avoid continuing to add more salt to the table.

 

 It may be difficult to know which food is high in salt but, usually, the food label shows the amount of salt.  As a guide, foods that contain more than about 1.5g salt / 100g (and beverages containing more than about 0.75g / 100ml) is considered rich in salt.  It is recommended not to exceed 5-6 grams salt per day, to reduce gastric cancer risk as well as high blood pressure, heart attacks and heart disease.  Some examples of common foods sodium content shown in Table 1.

 

 Table 1: Examples of the salt content of common foods

 

 food

 

 Data from France

 

 Data from the UK

 

 Data from Italy

 

 Data from Netherlands

 

 Grams salt per 100 grams or ml of food *

 

 Cube bouillom (light broth)

 (Beef, 20g / l)

 

 0.75

 

 0.75

 

 0.85

 

 1

 

 Soy sauce (traditional, g / 100 ml)

 

 12.75

 

 15.75

 

 12.5

 

 12:25

 

 Tomato ketchup

 

 2.75

 

 4

 

 -

 

 2.25

 

 Loin of bacon

 

 3.25

 

 3.75

 

 3

 

 3.75

 

 Cheese (hard)

 

 0.5

 

 1

 

 1.1

 

 1

 

 Cheese (soft)

 

 1.5

 

 1.5

 

 1.6

 

 2

 

 Erosion (potato crepe)

 

 1.5

 

 2

 

 1.5

 

 1.5

 

 Erosion (pretzels)

 

 2.25

 

 4.25

 

 2.25

 

 4.25

 

 Processed vegetables (green peas, canned)

 

 0.5

 

 0.5

 

 0.75

 

 0.25

 

 Processed fish (sticks / fingers)

 

 1

 

 1

 

 1.25

 

 1

 

 Bread (brown, "brown bread")

 

 1.75

 

 1

 

 1.4

 

 1.25

 

 cornflakes

 

 2

 

 2.5

 

 -

 

 1.25

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