Is salt good for losing weight?

The American Heart Association recommends by allowing yourself no more than 6g per day, especially if you on your way to losing weight.

Also, too much salt in the diet has links to some scary things, like heart disease and high blood pressure.

Eating too much sugar can increase your risk of tooth decay, weight gain, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and even some cancers.

Here are some top tips to reduce salt and sugar from your diet:




  • Give your taste buds time to adjust – If you’re in the habit of having two spoonfuls of sugar in your coffee or tea, for instance, start by going to one-and-a-half for a week, then down to one.
  • Adapt your recipes – You can make your favourite recipes less sugary by reducing a little bit at a time—try using one-quarter less sugar than the recipe calls for, then one-third—right up until you notice the difference.
  • Check your cereal box – If you enjoy cold cereal or instant porridge for breakfast, look at the labels and choose one with minimal added sugar. To wean yourself off your favourite cereal, try combining it with a whole-grain, high-fibre cereal, and add fruit.

Here is a great recipe from Aldi showing how tiny tweaks can help to make a big difference in reducing your sugar levels!

Marmalade Pork Chops – Swap regular marmalade for Gráinne’s Low Sugar Seville Marmalade

Serves: 2 people

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes



2  Boneless Pork Chops
2 tbsp Low Sugar Marmalade
70ml Soy Sauce
1 Clove of Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 Carrots, peeled and chopped
1 Parsnip, peeled and chopped
250g Baby Potatoes, halved

Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
In an ovenproof dish add marmalade, soy sauce and garlic.
Mix with a fork, breaking down the marmalade.
Add raw pork chops to this and spoon the marinade over the chops, so that they are well covered.
You can leave overnight in the fridge for added flavour.
Cover with foil and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
Steam the vegetables and potatoes.
Remove the pork chops from the oven and serve with the vegetables.

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