Diabetics may be ignoring salt warnings

Eat real food and less processed food, says expert. This will automatically reduce the sodium content and increase the intake of beneficial antioxidants and fibre. - Filepic

In a recent survey, most adults with diabetes knew that a high salt diet is linked to high blood pressure and stroke - but most still consumed too much sodium anyway.

“Despite knowledge that a high salt diet is related to high blood pressure it was not a high level of concern for this population group,” Kristy Gray, a researcher with the University of South Australia School of Pharmacy and Medical Science in Adelaide, and her co-authors wrote in the journal Appetite.

People who read food labels before buying tended to show a lower sodium intake says study. – AFP

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