Hold the salt

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - FOOD NEWS -

Move over sugar, salt is the lat­est pub­lic-en­e­mynum­ber-one. A new salt re­duc­tion tar­get set by the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion means food man­u­fac­tur­ers and con­sumers need to lower the amount of salt by at least 30 per cent, ac­cord­ing to Auck­land Uni­ver­sity. The tar­get is aimed at re­duc­ing the in­ci­dence of heart dis­ease, stroke, and cancer. It says a 36 per cent re­duc­tion in salt in pack­aged foods and 40 per cent less added to food will re­duce to­tal salt in­take by 35 per cent. White bread, hard cheese and sausages are on the hit-list – with break­fast ce­re­als need­ing the big­gest cut.

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