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The scientist explained why the Russians need to eat less salt

Russians on average consume 12 grams of salt per day if recommended by who and the Ministry of health the rate of five grams, said the head of the scientific direction of Optimal nutrition "FITS of food and biotechnology," Alexander Baturin.

Excessive consumption of salt, sugar and saturated fat, as explained by the scientist may lead to the development of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular, cancer and other diseases.

Buchanan noted that one of the main sources of salt in addition to the sausage is bread. 300 grams of this product contains about five grams of salt, however, reduce its maintenance difficult because of its functions: it adds flavor and improves the elasticity of gluten and provides external quality flour products. Low gluten content causes the bread will crumble. Also contains a lot of salt in preservation, for example, sauerkraut or pickles. The brine contains lactic acid bacteria that are beneficial to the human body, but large amounts of salt negates that.

Buchanan recalled that a day should eat at least 400 grams of vegetables and fruits. Also do not forget about protein-rich foods: for example, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, milk, and legumes.

Last year, the Ministry of health changed the recommendations for rational norms of food consumption. So, the daily rate of salt to five grams in line with who recommendations. You need to use iodized salt for the prevention of serious diseases related to iodine deficiency.