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LoSalt - Your questions

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

  • Why is too much salt/sodium bad for me?

    Too much salt (sodium chloride) can contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension), which health experts warn can put you at risk if health problems such as stroke and related heart disease. Find out more on the NHS website.  

  • Do I really need to worry about it?

    No matter how old or young you are, too much salt can affect your health. Even if you are young and don't suffer from high blood pressure, you could be storing up problems for later in life. The best way to prevent this happening is to reduce your salt TODAY.

  • How much salt do I need to maintain a healthy diet?

    The government guidelines recommend a maximum of 2.4g of sodium (equivalent to 6g of salt) for adults, but most people exceed this. For children, this figure is even lower: for 7-10 year olds, just 2g of sodium (equivalent to 5g of salt). The medical profession is strongly in favour of people cutting excess salt from their diet. Find out more on the NHS website.  

  • I use natural sea salt. Isn't that healthy?

    Although sea salt is natural, it contains the same amount of sodium as cooking and table salt. Sea salt also contains traces of other minerals, but the levels are too low to have a health benefit.  So no, it's no healthier for you.

  • My blood pressure is normal. Do I still need to watch my salt intake?

    Blood pressure tends to increase with age, so reducing sodium intake can help maintain a healthy blood pressure. Experts also tend to recommend these days that everyone watch their salt intake. Find out more on the CASH website.  

  • How do I know how much salt I'm eating?

    This isn't that easy! It's not just the salt you sprinkle on your food or add during cooking that counts. Unfortunately, around 75% of the salt we eat is hidden in processed foods, so we're not even aware that we're eating it.

    Therefore you should check labels for the salt content on foods that you buy.

  • How can I reduce my salt intake?

    Cutting down needn't be as difficult as you think! Your taste buds may be used to the flavour of salt, but they'll retrain over a few weeks. Keep going and you'll be surprised that after a while you'll begin to dislike the taste of very salty foods. You can also experiment with fresh herbs and seasonings, and make sure you check food labels to see how much salt is in your food.

  • Where LoSalt can help?

    LoSalt contains all the flavour of regular salt but only one third of its sodium. Used in place of salt in cooking or at the table, LoSalt can help you reduce the amount of sodium in your diet.

    LoSalt is especially good on those foods which many people find bland without any salt, such as eggs, fish, chicken, potato and tomato dishes.

    But remember - even LoSalt should be used sparingly since it contains some sodium.

  • Is LoSalt gluten free?

    Yes, LoSalt is 100% gluten free.

  • Is LoSalt Kosher?

    Yes, LoSalt is Kosher-certified.

  • Is LoSalt safe for those who have nut allergies?

    Yes, LoSalt is manufactured in a completely nut free environment.

  • Does LoSalt contain iodine?

    In the UK and most other countries, only the Original LoSalt is available (The LoSalt with the blue and white packaging). This has NO iodine in it. In the Middle Eastern, Bulgarian and African markets, LoSalt is only available in an iodised form. This has yellow and white packaging. However, in the USA and Netherlands, both iodised and original non-iodised salts are available.

  • Can I use LoSalt in cooking?

    Yes. LoSalt is ideal to add to home cooking and can be used in exactly the same way as regular salt.

  • Is it as salty as regular salt?

    LoSalt has been carefully blended to have the same flavour as regular cooking salt. Some sensitive palates may notice a slight taste difference, but the majority of consumers will find it easy to make the switch. It's like moving from full fat to semi-skimmed milk.