Drop the salt
- Not adding salt at the table or when cooking
- Reading the labels on foods and choosing ‘low salt’ or ‘no added salt’ foods. Low salt food has less than 120mg sodium per 100g (sodium is another word for salt)
- If you can’t find one below this level choose the lowest you can find or switch to a different product
- Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and only buying low-salt pre-prepared foods
High blood pressure and stroke: High blood pressure (hypertension) is the most important known risk factor for stroke. High blood pressure can cause damage to blood vessel walls, which may eventually lead to a stroke.
For more on the AWASH Drop the Salt campaign