National Salt Awareness Week 26th March - 1st April 2012 will focus on salt reduction and the prevention of stroke.
Stroke is the third biggest killer in the UK and the leading cause of severe adult disability.
Salt reduction and stroke prevention has been selected as the topic for SAW 2012 because salt is the major factor that raises blood pressure and high blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke - responsible for 62% of strokes.
Congratulations to our winners: -
Emily Fraser - Yorkshire; Hazel Rush - East Sussex; Claire Hyde - West Midlands; Mary Gould - South Yorkshire; Mayur Koya - Surrey; Kate Ruloff - Pembrokeshire; Emma Thackery - South Yorkshire; Heather Shaw - Cambridge; Pauline Hill - Cleveland; Joan Furlong - Hertfordshire.
Food intolerance is a hidden epidemic affecting up to 45% of the population, and has been linked with a huge range of symptoms ranging from fatigue, headaches, migraine and skin problems, to bloating, stomach pain, depression, nausea, diarrhoea, IBS, joint pains and eczema.