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!
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.
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