With Monday marking the first day of Salt Awareness Week, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSFSA) said South Africans were consuming too much salt.
HSFSA dietician Megan Lee said bread was the biggest contributor of salt intake in the diets of South Africans.
“Not because it’s particularly that high in salt, but rather because of how often and in what quantities many people eat bread. Other culprits include processed meat, soup and gravy powder, meat extracts and snacks like chips.”
The World Health Organisation recommends salt intake should be limited to no more than 5g per person, per day.