World Salt Awareness Week is a variable date, coinciding with the third week of May and is celebrated from 15 to 21 this year, with the motto “Desazte de la Sal”.
Its main objective is to make people aware of the reduction in salt consumption and thus prevent diseases, especially those of cardiovascular origin.
Currently, it is quite common for the population to use salt on a daily basis, as it is present in a high percentage of all foods, but it is not commonly observed.
For this reason, people should take responsibility and, as far as possible, find ways to avoid consuming products that are harmful to their health, especially in a society that demands a healthy lifestyle and consumes so many toxins every day. wants to be free from. and polluting foods.
Low in sodium
“This is important to understand and accept as a reality, as a large number of people are unaware that the foods we believe are sodium-free exist in some way, even Even in small doses, which are added to a daily diet of three servings, consumption adds up very quickly. In addition, we cannot give up all salt when we eat out, be it in restaurants, with friends, relatives. Be it at home or any other place. For this reason, only through education and personal responsibility will we make a difference”, they maintain from the province’s health ministry.
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Ways to reduce salt in daily diet
To reduce the consumption of salt in the daily diet, it will be sufficient to follow some practical advice published by the Ministry of Health.
Among the points, it is advised that when purchasing products, it is important to check the amount of salt in each of them on the label.
It is advised to get more natural foods and avoid eating those that are already processed.
You also have to reduce the use of salt and instead use more herbs to give the food more and better flavor.
Eat proportionately, avoiding large amounts, which represent an increase in sodium over a long period of time; And offer more fresh vegetables instead of canned.
Humans need to enjoy a healthy diet, low in substances that are highly harmful such as sugars, fats, salt and all processed foods, which are made of chemical products.