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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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21. Pass the salt

According to the Food Standards Authority, the majority of children these days are eating much more salt than is healthy. How to cut down without compromising taste.

So just how much salt can your children safely eat – and how do you keep their salt intake under control? Read on to find out.

Our bodies need a very small amount of salt to work properly. Eating too much salt can raise blood pressure. And people with high blood pressure who eat too much salt are three times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than people with normal blood pressure. If your child has too much salt now, it may well affect his health in the future. It is also likely to give him a taste for salty food, which means he’s more likely ...

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