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The average Canadian eats 3 times more salt (1) than what is recommended, and 50% more than the tolerable upper intake level. As a result, nearly 5 million (2) of us suffer from hypertension, which is a major risk factor for stroke.
From March 21st to 27th, all those involved with the prevention of cardiovascular disease unite to raise awareness about the importance of reducing salt intake. SOSCuisine joins in as follows:
Strong evidence links current high salt intake to high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the main cause of stroke and a major cause of heart attack, two of the most common causes of death and illness in the world. It is also widely recognized that a high salt diet has other adverse effects, such as osteoporosis, stomach cancer, asthma and obesity.
Click on the links below to find out more about the effect that salt has on health:
(1)Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care