Healthy Hints & Tips

Juliette Kellow, Nutritionist says:

Health experts recommend we have less than 6g salt every day.

  • Invest in a wok or non-stick frying pan – you won’t need to add much oil in dishes.
  • Always measure oil when cooking rather than pouring straight from the bottle. A tablespoon of oil contains around 100 calories and 11g fat so it's easy to add too much when “free pouring”.
  • Kikkoman Soy Sauces are packed with flavour – whether the original naturally brewed or the Less Salt variety – so a small amount in dishes is great for adding flavour without the fat. For best results measure the amount of soy sauce you add to dishes with a teaspoon or tablespoon, which will also control; the amount of salt in the dish.
  • Where there is soy sauce in the ingredients you can leave out salt.
  • Get into the habit of checking labels to help cut down on the amount of fat you eat:
    • Products with 3g fat or less per 100g are considered to be low in fat.
    • Products with 1.5g saturates or less per 100g are considered to be low in saturates.
    • Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce, Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce and Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade are all free from fat and saturates.
  • Stir frying is a great way to boost your vegetable intake. Half a large onion and pepper and one carrot provides three of your 5-a-day!
  • As well as not adding salt to meals, health experts also recommend eating fewer salty foods especially those also high in fat eg. crisps, savoury snacks, pizzas and takeaways.
  • Home cooked oriental meals are much cheaper and more delicious than ordering a takeaway. Plus you’ve control over the ingredients. A carefully made homemade version of a favourite dish should contain fewer calories and less fat and salt than one from a local takeaway.