One in three Australian adults has high blood pressure (hypertension). Excess salt (sodium) increases the risk of high blood pressure so everyone with hypertension is advised to reduce salt in their diet.

Despite decades of strong recommendations we have failed to get Australians to cut their intake. But now there is a simple and effective solution: potassium-enriched salt.

It can be used just like regular salt and most people don’t notice any important difference in taste. Switching to potassium-enriched salt is feasible in a way that cutting salt intake is not.

New research concludes that clinical guidelines for hypertension should give patients clear recommendations to make the switch. Read the full article here.