Latest on Health: Salt content and restaurants

664 meals from various high end restaurants and fast food chains were tested for salt content. The results are not surprising but quite alarming. Analysis showed that 347 meals had more than 2.4g of salt per portion, which would earn them “high salt content” food label<Share this!

In the fast food category, meals from McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Subway, Pizza Hut and Dominos were all analysed as part of the survey. Pizza Hut fared worst with 93% of their dishes analysed containing more than 2.4g of salt <Tweet this! Subway fared best with less than one in five meals getting a red traffic light label for salt, although their portions were smaller.

The British Department of Health has previously said that reducing salt intake by just 1g per day – a pinch of salt – would save 4,147 preventable deaths every year.

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