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Action on Salt

Eat less salt

How much salt do we eat?

Most people in the UK eat too much salt without even realising it. You could be eating too much because about 75% of the salt we eat is already in the food we buy; only a small amount is added to our food at home. CASH want to help you choose how much salt manufacturers put in your food eaten either at home or away from the home.

How much salt SHOULD we eat?

Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day, and children even less. Reducing the UK’s average daily salt intake for adults to 6g could prevent about 17,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes a year. Click here for further information about salt and children.

How can I eat less salt?

CASH regularly carry out surveys of the foods sold in supermarkets and restaurants to find out which products are still being sold with lots of salt, and which offer options that are lower in salt.

Click on the links on the left to find out how you can make simple swaps to lower the amount of salt you eat. We also have a range of tasty recipes that are low in salt for you to try. 

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