Spare your babies from salt – and hypertension

IOL – Thabo Molelekwa

Parents should give their babies food with little or no salt to ensure that they don’t grow up with a taste for unhealthy salty food. This is according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSFSA), which warns that excess salt intake is directly associated with raised blood pressure, which can cause strokes and heart attacks. “Healthy eating habits should be reinforced at an early age, during the period that babies and young children are developing their sense of taste and food preferences,” said Professor Pamela Naidoo, CEO Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSFSA). (more)

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