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Sodium is a key nutrient in our body as it balances the amount of water inside and around the cells, and helps with blood pressure control.
Sodium is often called salt which is made up of sodium and chloride. It’s the sodium in salt that may be harmful to your health. Too much sodium is not good for our health.
75% or more of our sodium intake comes from processed foods. The less sodium we eat, the better our health.
The easiest way to reduce sodium in our diet is to eat fresh, unprocessed foods and read nutrition labels. You’ll avoid a lot of salt if you use lots of fresh ingredients when you cook, and limit your intake of processed snacks and treats.
3 easy ways to reduce your sodium intake are to:
All Uncle Tobys breakfast cereals meet the Government Food and Health Dialogue’s targets* for sodium of 400mg/100 or less.
*The Food and Health Dialogue is a joint government – industry – public health initiative aimed at addressing poor dietary habits and making healthier choices easier and more accessible for all Australians.
The UNCLE TOBYS name and logo has significant historical significance, it was designed by Nellie Love, the niece of Clifford Love – the founder of UNCLE TOBYS, who was a keen artist and a student of literature. She suggested the name and designed the logo based on the great literacy character in the “Life of Times of Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne, first published in 1759. In the book Uncle Toby is a gentle, uncomplicated lover of his fellow man. The original design of Uncle Toby standing with the Widow Wadman has seen little changes over the years, so has become a treasured representation of the UNCLE TOBYS heritage.