Reduce salt in your diet

Video transcript:

Mother: Don’t add too much salt.

Sister 2: Sister! Everyone in your family looks so healthy. You must have a secret recipe!

Sister 1: The secret is to make my family live by the word “bloom”.

Sister 2: You’re so hilarious! Do you usually cook yourself everyday?

Sister 1: Yes, I cook myself since it is safer for everyone and we can cook for your preferences. Please look after the soup for a bit. I am taking the fruits to the table.

Sister 2: Sister! Is there any salt here?

Sister 1: It is in the upper cabinet.

Sister 2: Huh? Why is your salt bottle so small?

Sister 1: Wait a moment! Are you going to add more salt to my soup?

Sister 2: Yes, because it’s too plain.

Sister 1: Sokhey, it’s not good for our health if the food is too salty. At our age, we should be extra careful when it comes to our daily food consumption.

Sister 2: But we’re still very young and healthy.

Sister 1: Did you know that 1/4 of people in Cambodia lose their life due to heart diseases? That means among us, one could have it already. It sounds scary!

Sister 2: Oh, really? I never knew that.

Sister 1: Okay, Let’s have lunch! Being considerate of what we eat is the key to having a healthy family. Eating soup, boiled foods and fresh vegetables helps to prevent potential risks in the future. Doing exercise for at least 30 minutes a day is also very important for our health.

Husband 2: Starting from tomorrow, we must change our old habits. Let’s look up to our older siblings as role models. Avoid salty foods. Preferring soup with fresh vegetables to fried food, and doing daily exercise. Is that right?

Sister 2: Yes!

Husband 2: Brother and sister, let’s eat!

Narrator: 6 key behaviors for prevention:

  1. Don’t salt food during cooking
  2. Don’t add salt to food at the table
  3. Steam, boil, or saute food rather than deep-frying
  4. Eat food prepared at home
  5. Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day
  6. Get more than 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week

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