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Aim to eat no more than 6g (one teaspoon) of salt per day
Too much salt (sodium) in the diet can contribute to high blood pressure which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Reducing a high salt intake can sometimes help to lower your blood pressure.
Food labels can be confusing! Salt content can be listed as salt or as sodium. However, the amounts are not the same.
To be able to compare like for like you may have to convert sodium into salt.
You have to also remember that the content has to be worked out for the total amount of food you eat in one serving and not just in 100g.
It is quite surprising to see the difference between breakfast cereals or makes of bread, for example. Not all 'healthy options' are healthy in salt content. So remember to read the labels!