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Excessive salt can lead to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
Join the Unpack your Lunch 10-day Salt Challenge to learn how you can reduce your salt intake by starting with the middle meal of the day, lunch. We’ll email you tips; blogs and recipes and you can track your progress daily towards a healthier you and your family. Register for the challenge, and check off all the small actions you take each day to reduce your salt intake like choosing a low salt lunch option or checking the label of a product.
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Each day Australians consume 8 to 9 grams of salt in their diets; this is close to double the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended daily intake of 5g (one teaspoon).
The Heart Foundation knows that a high level of salt in your diet is one of the leading heart attack causes, it also greatly increases your chances of developing kidney disease and experiencing a stroke.
You are likely eating more salt than you should, and this happens without you even knowing it. This is because 75% of the salt we consume is hidden in packaged and processed foods.
The time has come to take control of how much salt is in your diet; your heart will thank you for it.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a daily maximum salt intake of 5g – this is about 1 teaspoon. Victorians are consuming nearly double this amount.
o On average, one tablespoon of soy sauce contains 3.1g salt, which is nearly 60% of the recommended daily maximum salt intake.
o One tablespoon of the saltiest soy sauce contains 4.4g salt, which is nearly 90% of the recommended daily maximum salt intake.
o On average, one soy sauce fish bottle contains nearly 10% of the recommended daily maximum salt intake.
o The amount of salt in soy sauce varies greatly, with some containing more than double the salt than others (range 9.5g - 21.9g per 100g)
o Fish sauce is the saltiest Asian style sauce. On average, one tablespoon contains 4.8g salt, which is 96% of the recommended daily maximum salt intake.