CNA Explains: Should you stop using regular salt? What are lower-sodium alternatives?
06 Oct 2022
The Singapore Government is encouraging people to switch from regular salt to lower-sodium alternatives, amid health concerns due to rising sodium intake. Singapore residents consume almost double the recommended daily limit of sodium, and this consumption is growing as people eat out more often, said the Health Promotion Board (HPB) last week. HPB aims to reduce Singapore’s sodium intake by about 15 per cent over the next five years, shaving off a quarter teaspoon of salt per person per day. Article featured Ms Carolyn Stephen, a senior nutritionist with FIRC, who shared about lower-sodium salt alternatives, how they compare to regular salt and the use of flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG).