Most of us know that salt – or rather the sodium in salt – is bad for us. It can raise blood pressure, increase stroke risk and lead to other health problems.
The recommended sodium intake for adults is less than 2300mg (or 1 teaspoon of salt) per day. Most of us eat far more than this!
You may be surprised to find just how much sodium is hidden in processed and fast foods.*
*The sodium values in this Quiz are approximate. They are based on The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables 2012 (New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited and Ministry of Health) and on information on the websites of the food companies included in the Quiz.