he Ministry of Health of Peru suggested the population to reduce the consumption of instant soups, Very popular in the country, under the argument they can cause strokes for its high salt content (sodium).
"The excessive consumption of instant soups in winter, which have high sodium content (salt) in its composition, can generate serious health damage", Said Antonio Castillo, a ministry responsible for nutrition.
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The health authorities aim to discourage the high consumption of this food in Peru, warning the population that can contribute to cause cerebrovascular accidents, hypertension and kidney disease.
"Due to its low cost and its easy preparation, Instant soups are shifted to homemade preparations with natural inputs "He warned Castillo.
Respiratory infections and cerebrovascular diseases are the main causes of death in Peru, According to the Ministry of Health.
Castle recommended to consumers take into account the new warnings, black octogons, in the labels of the products with high content of sodium, sugar and fats.
In addition, he stressed that the World Health Organization (WHO) It recommends consuming up to five grams of salt daily.