Salt: as a natural resource it’s found everywhere from our tears, perspiration to the ocean

Would you believe the earliest evidence of humans producing salt dates back to 6000 BC in northern China? So, it’s been part of our lives for thousands of years.

Much like sugar, however, salt is also hidden in so many of our everyday foods. Without knowing it, three-quarters of the salt we eat is already in everyday foods such as bread, breakfast cereal, and ready meals, so for this reason, it’s very easy for us to exceed our daily intake without knowing it

For better health, we all need to limit our daily salt intake to the recommended amount, because as we know, the side effects of too much salt are detrimental to adults, but we also need to take into consideration the impacts it has on children and babies

To help talk to us about some tasty and healthy salt alternatives we welcome back our special guest Siobhan Boyle, CEO of Jamie The Good Foundation

We ask Siobhan questions including:

  1. How important is it for parents to reduce salt content in their household diets and home-cooked meals to the recommended amount?
  2. How much salt is the right amount?
  3. Is it true that some foods with a high salt content wont taste very salty at all?
  4. Why is too much salt bad for both an adult and a child’s diet?
  5. What are some easy alternatives to ensure meals still taste delicious?
  6. What are your go-to herbs that every parent should have in their kitchen to flavour up meals?

For Siobhan’s full article, please go to:

For further information, please go to:

You can visit the Heart Foundation and VicHealths website

Unpack The Salt