The average salt intake in Singapore is worryingly high, with some individuals consuming as much as 9 teaspoon a day. This is 9 times higher than our national guidelines which is 1 teaspoon a day. A diet that is high in salt can raise our body’s blood pressure by 2 folds. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart diseases and stroke. This workshop aims to unravel the salty lies that are commonly hidden in food products. Find out more about your salt threshold and receive useful information to cut down your salt intake!
- Definition of Salt and common understanding of saltines (e.g. sea salt, potassium salt, MSG, etc.)
- What are the common causes of hypertension
- How to read the labels and discover hidden salts
- Tips to reduce eating excessive amounts of salt when eating out and grocery shopping
- Using natural foods as alternatives