Salt

Is Your Food a Recipe for Your Child's Future Ill Health?

Nigel Denby | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

Young children don't have the preference for salt unless we train them. By giving them lots of salty food we are training them to need more - and effectively setting them on the road to ill health.

Which Foods Contain The Highest Levels Of Salt?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know salt isn’t great for us and overdoing it can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. The problem is, salt is everywhere, even in...

How Too Much Salt Is Literally Killing Us

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us don't think twice about the amount of salt that may or may not be hidden in our food. But here's a very good reason to be more curious: con...

Salt Injections May Be Key To Fighting Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're told time and time again how consuming too much salt is bad for our health, but injecting it may be a different story. Scientists have create...

Your Favourite Cheese May Contain More Salt Than Sea Water

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For those partial to some cheeky cheese and crackers in the evening, we have some bad news. Research published in British Medical Journal has revea...

Does Your Lunchtime Salad Contain More Salt Than A McDonald's Hamburger?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Update: We published this originally with a factually incorrect headline: McDonald's Salads Are Stuffed With More Salt Than A Big Mac - What Are The O...

You Won't Believe The Amount Of Salt In Some Of These 'Healthy' Foods

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that salt isn't great for us, but do you know exactly how much is really in your food? A diet that is high in salt can cause raised blo...

Travel Photography With a Tripod

Stuart Forster | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Some people shun them, arguing that they represent just one more item to for a photographer to schlep. But I'm a big believer that a tripod can prove a useful tool in returning home with high quality images so warrants carrying and using.

Do You Suffer From Chronic Sodium Intoxication?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Consuming too much sodium (salt) over a lifetime increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a serious condition that can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and result in a host of medical complications from heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.

How A High-Salt Diet Could Speed Up The Ageing Process

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Teenagers who eat lots of salty food may age more quickly than those on a low-sodium diet, researchers have revealed. Not only can consuming lots o...

Weaning the World Off Salt

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Eating habits in childhood influence eating patterns in later life. Liking the taste of salty food is actually a learned taste preference. Therefore, those who eat little salt taste the natural flavours of food a lot more than those who have a lot of salt. The current focus is wrong.

How To Reduce The Amount Of Salt You Eat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new app has been launched to improve our health by helping us cut the hidden salt inside shoppers' food baskets. The SaltSwitch app allows users ...

'Chewing the Fat' - A Defence of Meat in the Fight Against Obesity

Sam Wass | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

With the 'sugar vs fat' debate gathering pace across the media, dieticians and dinner tables, I want to give a case for fat that is not often debated. When it comes to meat - fat is good and fat is tasty.

Drugs Containing Salt Increase Risk Of Diseases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The high salt content of common drugs such as soluble aspirin is putting millions of Britons at risk of heart attack, stroke and death, according to a...

Homemade Salt Flavoured With Seaweed

Fi Bird | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

The condiment salt is referenced throughout the Old Testament, not only as an essential preservative but for its useful flavourings in food (Job 6:6). In Genesis 19, Lot's wife is turned into a pillar of salt for disobeying the angel's warning and looking back to Sodom as they fled to Zoar.

Salt Content In Bread Has Decreased In Last 10 Years

PA | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Average salt content in supermarket packaged bread has fallen by 20% over the last decade - but this reduction masks a sharp contrast between own-labe...

Labour Call For Less Sugar, Salt And Fat In Food

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK

Laws limiting the amount of sugar, salt and fat in food should be considered, a leading Labour politician has urged. Andy Burnham, the shadow healt...

Brits 'Do Not Know True Content Of Diet'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People in England do not know what their diet contains and are surprised at the level of "hidden nasties" in their favourite foods, a survey has revea...

Cancer Costs the UK Over £15bn a Year - 10 Things You Can Do Now to Reduce Your Risk

Glen Matten | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

An extensive report recently published concluded that nearly half (43%) of cancer cases in the UK are caused by lifestyle and environmental factors. This amounted to 134,000 new cases of cancer in 2010 that were potentially preventable. So, with our eye firmly on prevention, here are 10 things you can do to slash your cancer risk.

Healthy Food Labelling Introduced Across The Board

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Food labelling is to be made consistent across all supermarkets so that shoppers can easily spot the healthiest option. The new system will provide...

Nurse Admits Killing Baby With Salt Overdose

PA | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

A nurse has admitted administering an overdose of salt to a baby who later died, a medical tribunal heard. The concentration of sodium chloride was...

Bacon Tops Salt Chart (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Bacon is now the second biggest contributor of salt to the UK diet after bread, according to a study. Two rashers of bacon can contain more than ha...

Clam 'Licks' Salt Off Kitchen Table (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A clam sits on a kitchen table littered with grains of salt. So far so sinister. The shell peeks open and what looks like a giant, slimy tongue pr...

Salt Shockers: Highstreet Restaurants Slammed For Soaring Salt Content In Meals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Children's meals at some of the UK's leading pub and fast food chains contain more salt than they should eat in an entire day, a study has found. L...

It's A Giant Strawberry Milk-Lake

Barcroft Media | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

A boat floats on what looks like a huge strawberry milk-lake. The wooden vessels were photographed from the air bobbing on Lake Retba, in Senegal. ...