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How to Eat Less Salt

There are a number of simple ways that you can reduce your salt intake. Choosing to add different flavours, including citrus and garlic, instead of salt while cooking, learning how to read labels and understanding which foods are high in salt can help you lower your salt intake while you’re eating at home and when you’re eating out.

Give yourself time to adjust

Many of us have developed a preference for salty flavours due to years of eating manufactured foods with a high salt content as well as the use of salt as seasoning. Initially when you reduce your salt intake foods tend to taste bland, but after two or three weeks you will start to taste the real and delicious flavour of natural food. Give yourself time to adjust. In the tips for eating at home, you’ll find alternative ways of adding flavour to your food.

Browse our hints, tips and recipes on the left to find out how to lower your salt intake.

Any questions? Get in touch with the salt team cash@qmul.ac.uk

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