5 Easiest Ways to Eat Less Salt


4Savor Each Mouthful

Eat slowly, so that your taste buds can explore all the complex flavors in your mouth, giving you the sensory satisfaction that comes from eating good food.

Encourage children to enjoy their food, too, preferably without the distraction of TV or phones – if they hurry their meals now, and automatically add salt, the habit will last into adult life.


It is recommended that adults eat no more than 6 grams of added salt a day – that is a teaspoonful.

Babies under a year old should have less than 1 gram of salt a day. Since larger amounts may cause serious damage to their kidneys. They will get all they need from breast milk or formula, so never add salt when making your baby’s food.