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Salt raises your blood pressure
Here's how you can beat it


Salt is a dangerous addiction, responsible for raising blood pressure - which can lead to strokes and heart attacks

Salt is a dangerous addiction, responsible for raising blood pressure - which can lead to strokes and heart attacks


On World Hypertension Day, TV Chef and Hell's Kitchen star Marco Pierre White declared: "We know salt is a killer. People suffer strokes and heart attacks as a result of too much salt."

Yet most adults in the UK are eating 50% more salt than is recommended every day, raising their blood pressure. Worldwide, high blood pressure causes:

  • 62% of all strokes
  • 49% of all heart attacks.

If everyone in the UK ate less than 6g of salt a day, then 20,000 more lives could be saved.

This site from UK charity, Blood Pressure UK, is stuffed full with practical ideas for cutting down on salt.


How you can beat salt - and lower your pressure

These links will help you take control of your salt intake today:

Salt campaign

Blood Pressure UK has recently launched a new salt campaign. Please visit our salt campaign website, which has three main objectives:-

  • To get supermarkets to stock more no and low salt food products.
  • To ensure the government sets salt reduction targets beyond 2012.
  • To ensure traffic light labeling is introduced for online food shopping.

    Click here to join the campaign and sign our petition.

Want to know more about blood pressure?

If you'd like to know more about blood pressure and how to lower it, please visit our main website:

Blood Pressure UK main website




Why salt is bad

Why salt is bad

How salt damages your body by raising your blood pressure

How to eat less salt

How to eat less salt

From finding lower salt foods to healthy cooking ideas, here's how to cut down

Low-salt recipes

Low-salt recipes

Vegetarian or meat-lover? We have low-salt meals for all tastes

Why potassium helps

Why potassium helps

How potassium fights the effects of salt

How to eat more potassium

How to eat more potassium

Easy ways to benefit from getting more potassium in your life

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