Strategies to Reduce Salt Intake to Prevent the Risk of Hypertension
Jakarta - In an effort to continue to socialize the safety facts of Bumbu Umami and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, PT AJINOMOTO INDONESIA in collaboration with INAVIGA INDONESIA held a Webinar Event: "Salt Reduction Strategy to Reduce the Risk of Hypertension".
The webinar which was held on Thursday, October 22, 2020, presented speakers who were very experts in their fields, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ahmad Sulaeman, MS, C.Ht, Professor of Food Safety & Nutrition at the Faculty of Human Ecology (FEMA) IPB, and participants in this webinar reached 340, all Nutritionists & Dietitians.
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesians are very worried about degenerative disease conditions, such as hypertension, and the immune system in themselves, because they affect the recovery process if exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, PT AJINOMOTO INDONESIA as a company that is very concerned with the issue of health & nutritional intake, constantly tries to socialize the importance of maintaining nutritional intake in various ways. According to Prof. Ahmad Sulaeman, there are actually many ways to reduce the risk of hypertension, ranging from running a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and alcoholic drinks, to quite complex ones by running the DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). However, we can also reduce salt intake or a low salt diet, as an essential and easy enough effort to do to reduce the risk of hypertension.
"To anticipate reducing salt intake or a low salt diet, we can replace the use of some salt with umami spices such as MSG which will have another positive impact. So, if you still want the food you consume to have a high taste, but at the same time want a low salt diet too, this method is very suitable. and in fact, this strategy can also improve our immune system, "said Prof. Ahmad, when giving material in the webinar.
"The sodium content in MSG is only 1/3 of the sodium content in normal table salt, and there have also been many previous studies that have shown that the use of MSG is beneficial to help reduce salt intake while maintaining food palatability. This is also proven by the MUI halal certification and BPOM permit that the use of MSG is very safe, as long as it is in accordance with the recommended use, "he continued.
"The Webinar event from AJINOMOTO INDONESIA will not stop here, there will still be 15 other webinars that will present competent speakers with interesting topics about a healthy lifestyle and balanced nutrition intake which is very much needed in this pandemic," said Katarina Larasati. , Public Relations Manager - AJINOMOTO INDONESIA.
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PT AJINOMOTO INDONESIA is a leading food seasoning producer that has colored the lives of Indonesians with high quality products and brings delicacy in every consumer's cuisine. With its global slogan "Eat Well, Live Well", at the age of 51, PT AJINOMOTO INDONESIA has made extraordinary achievements that mark the strength and resilience of a company that can make a major contribution to Indonesian society.