The per­cent­age of a per­son’s salt in­take that is added dur­ing cook­ing or at the ta­ble.

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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.”

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