The saltiest fast foods in the world

U.S. fast foods are the saltiest fast foods in the world.

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, examined the levels of salt in six fast food chains: Burger King, Domino’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and Subway in different countries and showed that U.S. fast food industry consistently uses the most salt per gram in their food: for example, McDonald’s chicken McNuggets in United States are 2.5 times saltier than the British counterparts!

As we have discussed before, many processed foods contain enormous amount of salt and due to several reasons, many food producers are unwilling to reduce the amount of salt they use.
 

Here are some facts about salt consumption:

90% of Americans consume too much salt.
44% of salt comes from 10 foods: breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta dishes, meat dishes, and snacks.
65% of salt comes from retail processed foods.
25% comes from food served at restaurants.
10% comes from salt added at the table.
10% occurs naturally in foods.
$20 billion a year is the cost of salt-related chronic disease.

The benefits of cutting salt in food is comparable to the benefits of cutting smoking.

For more info about the use of salt visit:
http://positivemed.com/2012/03/28/salt-is-everywhere/

For some simple tips to reduce salt in your food visit here:

http://positivemed.com/2012/03/28/sodium-reduction-tips/

Source: Good.Is

 

 
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