Sea­son to taste

Women's Health (South Africa) - - HEALTH -

So if salt is, in fact, a wel­come ad­di­tion to your daily di­etary check­list, where do you be­gin? “The key is to know what you’re look­ing for,’ says nu­tri­tion­ist Kim Pear­son. Which is the sodium con­tent, rather than salt. “It’s this that your body uses to its ben­e­fit, so look for sodium on la­bels.” Salt is com­posed of 40-per­cent sodium and 60-per­cent chlo­rine, so if you can only see salt con­tent, do the maths your­self. Take the salt con­tent in grams and di­vide it by 2.5 to give you the sodium. Stick­ing with the na­tional guide­lines of five grams of salt, look to tot up two grams

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