Cancer Prevention Tips: Limit consumption of salty foods & foods processed with salt

Posted on: 10 Jan 2016

Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt. Limit consumption of processed foods with added salt to ensure an intake of less than 6g (2.4g sodium) a day. Foods that are high in salt or preserved using salt can increase the risk of stomach cancer. Try not to eat too much salty food. This link between salt consumption and cancer tends to be seen most strongly in areas of the world where people have diets that are very high in salt. Too much salt can also increase your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Check the salt content of processed foods and ready meals. There is often salt hidden where you wouldn't expect it and you may not be able to taste it if the foods are also high in sugar. Use herbs, pepper and other spices to add flavour to food, instead of salt. Slowly reduce the amount of salt you add to meals, and you will adjust so that the less salt tastes normal to you.

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