A new healthier salt is available to the people of Dover to sprinkle over their portion of chips.
The condiment, called Lo-Salt has been introduced by Tony’s Fish Bar in London Road, and only contains 33% of the sodium of regular table salt.
The initiative is to help locals cut down. It has been proven that too much sodium in a person’s diet can lead to high blood pressure which can increase the risk of a heart attack and stroke.
Owner, Harry Singh said: “We’ve been using the Lo-Salt for around a month now and people love it
“It’s been really popular. We had a box of free sachets to give away and they all went within a week. Some customers said they prefer it over the normal salt, so it’s nice to have the two on the counter.”
Dover councillor, Peter Wallace, approached the owner after reading about the Lo-Salt campaign online.
“I come to Tony’s Fish Bar at least once a week because the chips are irresistible, but I always have it in the back of my mind that I need to eat healthier too.
When I saw that Lo-Salt were giving away a free 5kg of salt and some takeaway sachets to get people to eat healthier, I got in touch with Harry and asked him if he’d like to use it in his shop.
“He put the healthier salt on the counter with the regular one and when I came back the next week it was nearly all gone. It’s taken off really well.”
“We are the most over-weight country in Europe, so anything we can do to make eating healthier has to be a good thing.”