Salt in fastfood-A danger to health
For long I had a habit of taking green chillies and extra salt with every meal. Nothing that was served to me seemed to have an adequate dose of salt. I’d ask for it with everything…all my meals and whatever I snacked on in between…to the extent that green chillies and salt would almost look like a side dish whenever I ate! My family tried hard and eventually succeeded in making me get rid of this unhealthy habit. Now, I take my onions and chillies (many Indians would have this habit) minus the extra salt. I never really understood how salt could be ‘unhealthy’ especially with all the iodine that it provides but I chose to listen to my folks. Here’s an article that highlights the risks of high salt intake.
MANY popular brands of fast food contain so much salt that just one product would provide half the recommended daily intake of sodium in one hit, while some have much more - raising the risk of chronic health problems such as high blood pressure and also contributing to premature death and disability.
McDonald's Hamburger provided the lowest level of salt, equivalent to just 27 per cent of the suggested daily target. Both McDonald's and Subway plan to reduce salt levels in their foods while KFC said they would need to examine the findings before responding.