Salt Awareness Week 2021 around the world runs from March 8 to 14, 2021, and its slogan is "More taste, less salt"!
The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, including the way we eat. Restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the virus have led to people spending more time at home instead of socializing, visiting restaurants and cafes. This means that there is more time for home cooking.
WHO supports The World Salt Awareness Week reportsthat reducing sodium salt intake is a priority in terms of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which account for about 86% of all deaths and 77% of the total disease burden in the European region. National and local action is needed to give consumers more choice in favour of healthy alternatives, and to make health choices their easiest choice.
All salt, regardless of the place of production and color - it's sodium salt: sea, stone, pink, Himalayan and so on. But today is produced, including in Ukraine, food low-sodium saltin which the salty taste is preserved thanks to the addition of salt Potassium. Such a healthy alternative will help reduce sodium intake and compensate for the lack of potassium in the diet of Ukrainians, like Finland.
Recall that according to the results of the study STEPS 2019, Ukrainians use sodium salt 12.6g per day is almost three times the normWHO recommended (5g). At the same time, consume Potassium about 2,5g per day is almost one and a half times less than the normWHO recommended (3.5g).