Soludo’s Wife, Nonye, Warns That Salt, Sugar Can kill, Recommends Organic Foods
Wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Nonye Soludo, has warned that excessive consumption of salt and sugar, could be dangerous to health
Mrs Soludo who stated this during a review of her healthy living projects over the last month, said that she was very concerned about excessive consumption of foods with high content of sodium (salt), sugar and unhealthy fats.
She recommended adequate intake of whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits.
Mrs Soludo insisted that going full organic remains the surest way to cut down emerging killer diseases, adding that reducing sodium intake is one of the most cost-effective measures to improve health and reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases.
Mrs Soludo also called for urgent action to modify the over-production and over-consumption of foods and beverages that do not have healthy production and nutritional history
According to her, the World Health Organisation, WHO’s current statistics has shown that an estimated 1.89 million deaths each year are associated with consuming too much salt, calling for another look at the health value of foods that everyone consumes.
Mrs Soludo, who is practicing nutritionist, listed the primary health effects associated with diets high in salt to include raised blood pressure, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, gastric cancer, obesity, among others.
She further called for the reformulation of food products to contain less salt, as well as the setting of target levels for the amount of salt in foods and meals, especially among households.