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EP Vegans Encouraged to Keep an Eye on Salt Intake

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Eyre Peninsula residents who opt for a plant-based or vegan diet are being warned about the staggering levels of salt contained in many meat-free alternatives.

A new report has found products like 'meat-free' bacon, sausages and felafels can contain up to a third of the daily recommended intake of salt.

The worst example was a vegan pie, containing half the daily amount of salt in one serve.

Sian Armstrong from the Heart Foundation says it's encouraging people are looking to eat more healthily, but they need to keep a keen eye on the salt content.

 

 

 

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