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Salt warning issued to Gedling borough residents by stroke charity chief

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Mealtimes will undoubtedly be a highlight of the day for many Gedling borough residents during the coronavirus lockdown.

Choosing what dishes to create can be very exciting, but charity chiefs at the Stroke Association, are asking everyone to consider one particular ingredient – the amount and type of salt you use.

The charity has issued the warning because the sodium in salt can cause high blood pressure which is believed to triple the risk of stroke.

The Stroke Association chief executive Juliet Bouverie, said: “Reducing our salt intake will reduce incidence of high blood pressure and therefore stroke. In Nottinghamshire more than 190,000 adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.

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“Cutting out salt as much as possible must be a priority.  But, I know how hard it is and if you find it difficult to cut out salt completely, there is an alternative to regular salt called LoSalt. LoSalt has two thirds less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts without any taste compromise.

We’re partnering with LoSalt to encourage a #HealthierUK and share tips and ideas for small changes which can make a big difference to our health – including trying LoSalt in your cooking and baking.

“To launch our #HealthierUK partnership we have put some really scrumptious recipes on our website www.stroke.org.uk/healthierUK

Juliet added: “Please do note that if you take some types of medication that affect potassium levels, LoSal and other reduced sodium salt alternatives may not be suitable for you. This includes people receiving medication for diabetes, heart or kidney disorders. Check with your GP for advice.”

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