I love learning and sharing new facts about food, although sometimes you have to take certain information about food and fad diets with a grain of salt. Speaking of salt…
Did you know?
- 79.7 years was the average life expectancy of Australians last year.
- You have a 23 per cent increased chance of stroke on a high salt diet.
- 14 per cent is the increased chance of heart disease on that same high salt diet.
- 1,168 is the average number of meals a person eats in a year.
- 51 is the average number of mouthfuls per meal (more if you’re a lady).
- 15 is the average number of chews for each of those mouthfuls.
- 268 grams is the average meal size.
- 71,213,544 is roughly the number of chews you will use in your lifetime to eat your meals (excluding snacks and gum, of course).
- 14 grams is the amount of salt the average Australian adult consumesevery day.
- 6 grams is the recommended daily intake.
- 80 per cent is the amount of salt that you actually ‘taste’ in your mouth.
- 3 or 4 contrasting textures will increase your ability to perceive salt.
- A 1.8 centimetre square particle of food that requires….
- 15 or more chews will also increase the perception of salt by….
- 25 per cent, meaning that you will ‘taste’ more salt but consume less salt.
- 0 is my interest in having all of my food manufactured in the same way in order to create a 4-tiered, 1.8-centimetre particle of food that would control my chew rate.
- 100 per cent is the probability that I’m going to smash a whole bag of chips tonight (yay movie night!)
P.S. Did you know that if it were possible to remove all sodium/salt from your diet, it could only take a matter of hours – not days – for you to pass out and die?
Jared Ingersoll, www.danksstreetdepot.com.au.
Jared is currently serving as a ‘food experience’ manager at Sonoma Bakery.