The percentage of a person’s salt intake that is added during cooking or at the table.
of sodium, ideally from seasoning natural whole foods. “Around 75 percent of the average person’s salt intake is from processed foods, which are likely to be packed with sugar too, so choose fresh where you can,’ adds Pearson. DiNicolantonio’s view is that you should focus less on labels and more on your own body. “Just as you control your own intake of water by thirst signals, your body will tell you when it’s low on sodium by craving salt,” he says. “Then it’s time to season some fresh food with good-quality salt to your individual taste and enjoy – not dismiss what you want to eat because the government tells you otherwise.”