Good food choices are a central pillar to leading a long and healthy life.
I realised very early on that the food I ate affected my health – when I feed my body with good nutrients, it reacts in a positive way. This knowledge is so empowering: making good (and often simple) food choices helps reduce risk, building us a good physical insurance policy should we experience any health problems in the future.
A simple win
Staggeringly, 1 in 4 of us globally suffer from high blood pressure.
Some other scary facts for you:
- Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally.
- An estimated 17.8 million people died from CVDs in 2017, representing approximately 32% of all deaths worldwide.
- High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk for CVDs, especially heart attack and stroke.
Evidence shows that reducing sodium intake significantly reduces incidence of hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure) in adults. With salt being our biggest dietary source of sodium, simply by cutting down on using salt at home we are reducing our risk of suffering with a heart attack or stroke later in life.
Season with Sense
I try to use as little salt at home as possible, but as a passionate foodie and cook, I know how a little salt is sometimes essential to bring out the delicious flavours in food.
Using a reduced sodium alternative like LoSalt means I can continue to develop delicious tasting recipes without the guilt – it can be used in exactly the same way as regular salt whether it’s seasoning, cooking or baking, so there’s no limit to the range of tasty recipes I can whip up.
I am proud to be working with LoSalt, campaigning for people to “Season with Sense” and helping educate people to make informed choices for healthier lives.
For more information on LoSalt please visit: www.losalt.com