High blood pressure in children has doubled in the last 20 years and it could be due to too much salt. A recent survey of studies showed that reducing children’s salt intake can lower their blood pressure,which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease later in life,says Consesus Action on Salt and Health.
Processed food is a major culprit, though it’s now easier to find lower salt, though it’s now easier to find lower salt content products(check the label). A six year old should have no more than 3g of salt a day, so try to limit intake to 1g for each main meal and avoid adding salt when cooking. For more information on healthy eating, visit nutrition.com.sg
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