14 May 2024

Is salt killing us?

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 14 May 2024

The Stroke Foundation wants mandatory standards introduced to reduce the amount of salt in processed foods, which it says will save thousands of New Zealand lives lost or impacted by strokes each year. The foundation says many people are consuming much more than the recommended 5-gram daily intake daily with most of the salt content hidden in the everyday foods we eat. It is calling on the government to regulate the industry and to make it easier for people to eat less salt. Jess Winchester, general manager of marketing and fundraising at Stroke Foundation of New Zealand, joins Jesse.

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