What? Where is all this salt coming from?
According to the Heart Foundation, 75 per cent of dietary sodium comes from processed foods. The list of culprits is crazy-long, from the more obvious to the surprising. To reduce your risk of salty health problems, cut back on the following: ■ Snack foods such as chips, dry-roasted nuts and savoury bickies.
■ Lunch meats like devon, ham, pepperoni and salami.
■ Tinned foods such as soup, baked beans and vegetables.
■ Many breads, bagels, crumpets, muffins, even breakfast cereals. ■ Pizza, pies, sausage rolls and gyros.
■ Jarred pasta sauces and dips.
■ Soy, tomato and barbecue sauces.
■ Cheese (sorry).
■ Bacon (sorry again). ■ Gravy granules, stock cubes and yeast extract. ■ Fast food, such as burgers, nuggets, fried chicken, hot dogs and chips. ■ Ready-made meals.