Salt is chemical compound comprising of sodium and chloride. Salt consumption is an important component of our lives as it helps maintain the correct volume of circulating blood and tissue fluids in our body.1 Salt is found in many of the foods we consume but too much salt intake can lead to health problems.
Sodium is an essential mineral for the human body as it can help assist with normal cell function and provide an acid-base balance. However, consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as a heart attack or stroke. To help reduce our risk, we can reduce our sodium intake.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends, based on their review of epidemiologic literature, that both adults and children need to reduce their sodium consumption. 2 They recommend the consumption of less than 2g of sodium each day (5g of salt). Reducing the sodium intake can reduce blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease for adults, while controlling blood pressure for children.2 The WHO also recommends increasing potassium intake, as it can help reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of cardiovascular and heart disease in adults. The increased potassium intake can also control blood pressure in children.2
There are a few different things you can try. Using herbs and spices instead of salt is an option. You can also try to eat less salts, sugars and fats, but it’s important to look at the sodium levels on food labels to get this right. There is also Heart SALT, which contains 56% less sodium than regular salt.
While our bodies need a certain amount of salt to function properly, we’ve all heard the warnings about consuming too much sodium. It can lead to increased blood pressure, leaving us with a high risk of heart disease, yet as a nation, we continue to ignore the warnings.
While symptoms can go unnoticed and sufferers can feel just fine, heart disease is no joke and shouldn’t be swept underneath the carpet. This is where Heart SALT fits in. With 56% less sodium than regular salt, and the great salt taste, Heart SALT is the healthier alternative.
Heart SALT is also available as a great tasting Chicken Salt offering great taste without the level of sodium found in other chicken salts. It’s time to make the switch – your heart and taste buds will thank you.
Heart SALT is the healthier alternative to regular salt when consumed in the same amounts. When you’re next looking for a healthy recipe to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner for yourself, your family/friends or even at a restaurant, ensure you switch from regular salt to Heart SALT.
By making the switch to Heart SALT, you can continue to enjoy the great taste of salt but with less sodium than regular salt. It’s the healthy salt condiment compared to regular salt that you’ve been missing out on.
High intake of sodium chloride (salt) is linked to: Coronary artery disease, stroke (ischemic and haemorrhagic) and heart failure. Heart Salt is made up of sodium and potassium chloride. Therefore, in 1 teaspoon (4 gram) of Heart SALT there are 0.787 g (or 787 mg) of sodium, 1.042 g (or 1042 mg) potassium and 2.164 (or 2164 mg) chloride ions. In summary, it has half the sodium content compared to regular salt.
Excess sodium in salt is the culprit for hypertension. When the amount of sodium increases in our body, it retains more water and subsequently increases blood volume. Our heart must work hard to pump large volume of blood around our body. This in turn increases the pressure on the artery, which carries blood away from our heart. If this continues the arteries and the heart muscle will burst and results in heart attack and stroke. Heart SALT contains 56% less sodium than regular salt.
Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte. It is crucial for your entire body to work normally. It helps heart, nerves and muscles function properly, as well as moving nutrients and waste around cells. Most people get all the potassium they need from their food and drink, but having low or high potassium levels can potentially cause serious problems. Regular Heart Salt and Chicken Flavoured Heart SALT are NOT potassium supplement and therefore to be consumed with your regular food ONLY. It is formulated in accordance to Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Too much potassium in people with acute kidney failure or chronic kidney disease (hyperkalaemia) is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Please consult your doctors.
Potassium Chloride is a mineral which characteristic metallic or bitter taste in our taste receptors. Our research shows combining potassium chloride with natural plant protein, thaumatin sweetener using our proprietary technology masks the metallic and bitter note efficiently and making Heart SALT more palatable.