Salt. It makes everything taste better. But it’s also killing people. New research has found that adding salt to meals can reduce your life by two years.

But the good news is that even a small reduction in salt can make a big difference to your health.

Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:21 – Story
1:01 – Headline 1: US News: Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds
2:53 – Headline 2: 9 News: Sprinkle of salt at table could knock two years off your life, study finds
4:32 – Headline 3: The Sun: TEATIME KILLER: Popular condiment increases your risk of dying young by 28%, scientists warn
5:54 – Language summary

Key words and phrases

likely to kill

  • He was bitten by a deadly spider and taken to hospital.
  • Covid is a deadly disease.

knock off
reduce in size

  • Smoking knocks years off people’s lives.
  • The shop knocked £10 off the price.

time in the afternoon or evening for a meal called ‘tea’

  • Please be home by teatime!
  • Would you like to come round for tea? I’ll cook something special.

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