18 December 2007

Salt - easy on the white stuff this Christmas

It is high time that the popular television cookery programmes presented by celebrity chefs took notice of the clear health message about salt and its effect on blood pressure. Organisations such as Action on Salt whose information is based on research of leading cardiologists and nutrition experts are raising awareness of the impact that salt in our diet has.

Surely pressure needs to but placed where it will have a mass audience - would it be so hard for Nigella et al to hold back on the generous sprinklings of salt - if they truely were great cooks they would allow the natural flavours to prevail and help reduce high blood pressure and associated heart diseases.
Make a New Year resolution early - cut the salt this Christmas.

For detailed references see evidence of salt and its effect on health, salt and suggestions to help people reduce salt in food