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  1. How to tell if a food is high or low in salt

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A lot means: 1.25g or more salt per 100g (or 0.5g or more sodium per 100g). Moderate means: 0.25g- 1.25g salt per 100g (or 0.1- 0.5g sodium per 100g). A little means: 0.25g salt or less per 100g (or 0.1g sodium or less per 100g). How do I work out how much salt is in a food? To convert sodium into salt, simply multiply the figure by 2.5 (conversely, to convert salt to sodium ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Painkillers a hidden source of sodium

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 12:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Beware the risk of sodium in drugs Could your painkillers be giving you a heart attack? It's not certain, but it's possible. The dispersible and effervescent formulations of the common over-the-counter analgesic paracetamol 500mg, for example, can contain a significant amount of sodium- an excess of which has been linked with a greater risk ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Controversial new study suggests sodium isn't the health risk it has been made out to be, and that too little can actually be bad for you Cut back on the salt? Maybe ... estimates that too much sodium contributes to up to 1.65 million deaths each year. The studies both have strengths and weaknesses, and come as the US government is preparing to nudge industry ...

  4. sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and is touted as a 'topical version of injectable wrinkle fillers' as it can hold 4,000 to 5,000 times its weight in water, the company says. Sodium hyaluronate (minus the crosspolymer distinction)- the salt of hyaluronic acid- is a more common ingredient seen in anti-ageing and cosmetic products and can be used in face creams, sunscreens and acne treatments. Sodium hyaluronate ...

  5. What is it? Sodium polyacrylate

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Other names it goes by: Acrylic acid homopolymer, sodium salt, polyacrylic acid. What's it used in? Moisturisers, anti-ageing treatments, sunscreens. What does it do? It's used as a polymer to bind ingredients together. Any controversy? The US Food and Drug Administration says it is safe to use in limited quantities in food, but some animal studies show it can affect sensory ...

  6. Tips for cutting down your sodium intake

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Check food labels to choose lower salt varieties and to cut down on other forms of sodium. Choose canned vegetables and pulses which have 'no added salt' and products canned in water rather than brine. Try not to add salt when cooking at home or at the table. Cut down on processed foods Limit the amount of salty foods you have to one serving a day. These include salty ...

  7. What's in it? Sodium benzoate

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Other names it goes by: Benzoate of soda, E211 What's it used in? Bodywash, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, mouthwash, jams, pickles, salad dressings and carbonated drinks. What does it do? It's used as a preservative and prevent ...

  8. We're eating far too much sodium

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Study finds daily salt intake is three times the WHO recommendation Hong Kong people consume three times as much sodium as recommended by the World Health Organisation, ... the average daily sodium intake of Hong Kong people was between 5,000mg and 6,000mg, whereas the WHO recommended no more than 2000mg. The study, which tested 107 dishes and three sauces, found more ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by STAFF

    ... All of Brazil is in mourning. We lost a great Brazilian today, Eduardo Campos Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on the death of socialist Eduardo Campos   Too-high sodium is bad. Too low also may be bad … People should go for moderation Dr Brian Strom of Rutgers on suggestions that people should cut back on salt   My primary wish is for Tiger to be healthy and competitive, ...

  10. Preventive advice worth its salt

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... See-way's advice for reducing sodium intake is to cut down on canned food, microwave meals, heavy sauces, and anything that's cured- such as ham or bacon. To spice up a dish, try a low-fat vinaigrette, or a sodium substitute such as a low-sodium salt. 'But don't use it without limits... it still has sodium.' When you eat out, go for something simple such as noodles ...




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