The truth about salt and weight loss

2020-02-17 14:45

Past studies indicate that higher sodium intake promotes weight loss, but researchers debunk this notion in a more recent study.

Teens who eat lots of fast food and avoid fruits and vegetables may be more likely to have depression

2019-09-04 17:22

Diets high in sodium and low in potassium were associated with poorer mental health, even when accounting for factors like family wealth and BMI.

Few pregnant women get the right amount of nutrients

2019-07-12 17:30

A new study found that while many pregnant women aren't getting enough vitamins and minerals, some are taking too much, and almost all are eating too much salt.

Salt and hypertension – 5 common myths debunked

2019-05-17 18:00

17 May is World Hypertension Day. While many common myths surrounding hypertension have been debunked, there is still uncertainty when it comes to salt. We take a look at five common salt and hypertension myths.

A bad diet could cause more deaths than smoking, according to a major new study

2019-04-05 11:33

We should be eating more whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, and less salt.

What is 'salt therapy' and can it help with sinusitis?

2018-09-26 06:30

Here's a look into what salt therapy entails and just how helpful it actually is.

Why too much salt is bad for you

2018-02-15 11:06

Constantly adding salt to your meals? Here are seven reasons why it could be harming your health.

12 salt swaps so delicious you won’t notice the difference

2017-10-13 07:35

Don’t be salty. Variety is the spice of life…

Here's how we can save 100 million lives

2017-09-14 07:14

Global control of blood pressure, salt reduction and artificial trans fats elimination could save millions of lives.


How too much salt might make you gain weight

2019-10-31 14:45

Since most of us eat more salt than recommended on a daily basis, it's more important than ever to find ways to cut back.

Why do I crave salt?

2019-07-17 17:30

Do you add salt to your food before you've even tasted it? Are you always looking for a salty snack? This is why (and why you should curb those cravings).

More drastic salt cuts are still coming in sausages and other meats - here's how popular brands compare

2019-05-31 16:42

More than 90% of South Africans consume too much salt.

This may be why slashing salt lowers blood pressure

2019-05-17 05:22

It is well known that reduced sodium intake reduces blood pressure and cardiovascular risk, and now, researchers may have found an underlying mechanism to explain why.

Could beetroot fight salt-induced high blood pressure?

2019-03-30 15:00

In a study, researchers found that nitrate was more than 100 times more potent than potassium in protecting rats against salt-induced increases in blood pressure.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

2018-10-14 10:18

Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat travels the world to explore four basic keys to wonderful cooking, serving up feasts and helpful tips along the way.

Spare your babies from salt – and hypertension

2018-05-01 10:00

Healthy eating habits should be reinforced at an early age – in South Africa, one in 10 children already suffers from high blood pressure.

Want to avoid salt? Turn up the spice

2017-11-08 11:00

Chinese researchers found that the intake of spicy foods significantly reduced individuals' daily salt intake.

6 types of salt you probably didn’t know

2017-10-04 06:52

Awaken your pallet to these different kinds of salt.

Salt in Kalk Bay

2017-09-04 16:37

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.