Too much salt in children's dishes
Today's foods contain more and more salt. Even baby food is too salty. Consequence: At maturity they will suffer from high blood pressure. Increased salt intake is dangerous for the cardiovascular system, causing high blood pressure.
The problem that currently affects even adolescents. According to a study, reducing the intake of salt in the nutrition of infants and children guarantees the reduction of the risk of hypertension at maturity. The amount of salt recommended daily should not exceed 6 grams (less than one teaspoon).
Tests carried out among 1,000 children between the ages of 8 and 16 have revealed that a 42% reduction in salt consumption has the effect of lowering the blood pressure in adults by 1.2 mm Hg. For infants, a 54% decrease in salt intake leads to a reduction in blood pressure by 2 mm Hg at maturity.
High-salt foods preferred by children are biscuits, sticks, puffs, chips, sausages, cheeses, fast-food products, some assortments of baby purees. It is good for such foods to be replaced with food prepared by mothers and with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The star of Indrei
January 16, 2007