Updated: 02 June 2014 16:45 | By Rachel Burge
12 ways to eat less salt

Smart ways to cut back

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Most of us eat too much salt (the recommended daily allowance for adults is 6g) which can cause high blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Cutting back isn’t always easy. Around 75% of the salt we eat is already in everyday foods such as bread, breakfast cereal and ready meals.

Thankfully, you can still cut back and enjoy flavoursome food by making some smart swaps and changing the way you prepare dishes at home. Here’s how…

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