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The FREE SaltSwitch App is a new feature of the popular health app, FoodSwitch, which was developed by CASH. This app makes it easier than ever to switch to less salty, and therefore healthier, food choices in your weekly shop.

Top tips

Use less salt at the table

If you are used to adding a sprinkling of salt to your potatoes or vegetables on the plate, LoSalt is ideal. You still get the flavour but with two thirds less salt.

Watch out for hidden salt

On average, 75% of our daily salt intake is hidden in foods we have bought ready-made. Everything from bread to a can of soup, a packet of cereal to a ready-made meal, will contain added salt. Look out for reduced sodium products to help improve your diet, or switch from ready-made to make-yourself, for a healthier - and often cheaper - approach to cooking and eating.

Cook it yourself

If you cook your food from scratch, using fresh ingredients, you will use less salt than ready-made equivalents. If you add salt during cooking, use LoSalt rather than regular salt to further reduce your sodium intake.

Try other flavourings

Experiment with herbs and spices to add flavour to food. Find some great ideas in our recipe section.

Understand the package information

In the UK, some packages quote salt content, while others quote sodium content. The recommended daily allowance for an adult for salt is 6g per day. The recommended daily intake of sodium is just 2.4g. Make sure you know what's being quoted and can understand the difference.

Taste before you season

Lots of people sprinkle on the salt before they've even tasted their food, just out of habit. Learn to taste your food first and you could be surprised how often it passes the taste test, without any added salt.

Is LoSalt an effective substitute for salt? Is it as salty? Does it work in cooking?  Find answers to lots of frequently asked questions here.