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Is salt really bad for the heart?
« on: September 28, 2016, 07:32:48 pm »
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In 2014, the HPB announced its Food Strategy, an initiative to change the way Singaporeans eat at home and when they dine out.

Recently, the HPB also launched a nutrition tool kit for seniors that includes healthier eating tips such as how to use less salt when cooking at home.

“Salt is one of the main sources of sodium in the diet. There is good evidence to show that reducing sodium intake from salt and other sources helps lower blood pressure in both healthy individuals and those with high blood pressure,” said the HPB’s spokesperson.

Other sources of sodium — a type of mineral that occurs naturally in most food like meat, fruit and vegetables — include sauces, gravies, MSG and preservatives.


Soup dishes may seem healthy but they sure contain a hell lot of sodium.
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Three weeks to retrain your taste buds
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 07:39:38 pm »
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According to the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), different people have varying thresholds for salty food. Consuming too much high-salt foods over a long period of time can dull the taste buds’ sensitivity to its taste.

“As a result, our tastebuds would require a higher concentration of salt to detect saltiness. Individuals with higher thresholds generally add more condiments to their food as they perceive it to be ‘bland’,” said SHF nutritionist Lim Kiat.

Fortunately, it is possible to retrain your tastebuds and reduce salty cravings by lowering your intake of added salt from condiments, gravies and sauces.

“All it takes is three weeks of less salt and your taste buds will become more sensitive to it. Your preference for salty food will decrease,” said Mr Lim.

Instead of using salt as a flavouring, Mr Lim suggested adding herbs and spices such as chilli, ginger, garlic, black peppercorns and paprika. Replacing salt with lemon juice reduces at least 30 per cent of sodium intake per recipe.
No wonder Jamie Oliver always use lemon juice in his cooking lah!
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Re: Is salt really bad for the heart?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 01:47:41 pm »



omg, ytf and fish soup.... so i'm overloading on sodium all the while too.  :o

but i do agree fishball noodle soup is always very salty....

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Re: Is salt really bad for the heart?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 06:16:20 pm »
I take a lot of salt leh.
even in snacks like suan mei or fruits like guava sprinkled w salt and suan mei fen. seaweed shaker fries oso has loads of msg..

I hv a weak heart too (as a figure of speech). so I guess it all tallies now.
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Re: Is salt really bad for the heart?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 09:33:19 am »
but human cannot live without salt too lei. Moderate is the key word la.

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Re: Is salt really bad for the heart?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 03:35:00 pm »
Yes, you need to have small amount of salt in your food.