Salt & Hypertension

Our body needs a small amount of sodium to function, but most Singaporeans consume too much of it through foods that are heavily laden with salt. The National Nutrition Survey in 2018 revealed that our daily average salt intake was 9g – roughly 1.5 teaspoons – almost double the recommended amount of 5g. This was contributed mostly by salt, sauces and seasoning added during food preparation.

Prolonged, high intake of sodium can cause fluid retention, which can lead to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Therefore, while we delight in having an abundance of food readily available, we must remain mindful of what we eat.

Let’s find the hidden salt in our food and learn to shake away these salty habits.

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