Saxa acknowledges consumers are unsure about their salt
consumption and urges Australians to use it responsibly and
within the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Saxa’s proprietary nutritional whitepaper, ‘A Little Pinch Will
Do You’ by nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume suggests “75% of our
salt intake comes from processed foods".
The NHMRC guidelines recommend that Australian adults (including
pregnant and lactating women) consume less than 2,300 milligrams
of ‘sodium’ per day or 6 grams (one-and-a-half teaspoons) of
salt per day.
Saxa urges Australians to reduce their intake of processed and
fast foods, maintain a healthy diet rich in fresh fruit and
vegetables and to adhere to the NHMRC’s guidelines of less than
6 grams (one-and-a-half teaspoons) of salt per day.
Alleaume says consumers concerned about their sodium intake
should check the food labels and manage their salt intake by
controlling the dose themselves.