I have hypertension and must keep my salt levels at a minimum. Consumption of processed foods is very difficult as they are very heavy on the salt. I recently asked Marion’s Kitchen if they could review and reduce their salt content and received a reply which was encouraging but time will tell.
I also tend to put on weight quickly and must keep my sugar levels at a minimum level. I picked up some pre-cooked shredded chicken in Woolworths the other day and was shocked to read sugar was added. I put it back on the shelf.
I support Choice’s stand in the health star area, but would also like to see even more pressure put on manufacturers and packaging companies to reduce their salt and sugar content for the general good health of humans overall.
I strive to cook fresh ingredients, but I am not a good cook, do not enjoy being in the kitchen and sometimes rely on packaged foods to add a little bit of the ‘yum’ factor to our meals. It would be wonderful if those times I didn’t have to worry so much about the addition of salt and sugar.