More studies on salt consumption and more projects to do something

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, 85% of Spaniards consume 9.7 grams of salt per day, which is almost double what the World Health Organization recommends and with the same the Ministry of Health has proposed a new plan to reduce consumption.

Yes, those of you who have been following gastronomy topics for a long time this may sound repetitive. It certainly seems that way to me, not to say tiresome. But, there is always a but, it is something very serious but since it is a small daily gesture we do not usually notice how important it is to adjust the salt content in meals until it is too late.

Excessive salt intake can cause a number of very serious brain and cardiovascular problems. The numbers are scary, really. Some 50,000 "accidents" a year could be avoided only if consumption is reduced by 50%. And it really is as easy as removing the salt shaker from the table, cooking with less salt, and learning to use spices sometimes as a substitute for salt.

The measures that you want to implement sound like more of the same. Working with the hospitality industry, increasing the perception of risk in society, etc. At the moment they have announced the intention of reaching 8.5 grams per person per day in 2014, so the government's plans should not be very risky.

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