Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Salt Warning on Takeaways

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Salt Warning on Takeaways

Article excerpt

WE all know that takeaways aren't the healthiest of foods, but many of us are completely unaware of how bad they actually are for us.

Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems later in life.

Campaign group Action on Salt (actiononsalt.org.uk) has warned the public should be particularly mindful when purchasing Chinese meals from restaurants and supermarkets, claiming that many should carry health warnings.

Researchers studied more than 150 popular Chinese dishes and found some contained five times more salt than a Big Mac, and many contained well over an adult's recommended 6g daily allowance of salt.

Here are three of the worst offenders: BEEF IN BLACK BEAN SAUCE ACTION on Salt's analysis of six Chinese takeaway meals bought from restaurants in London's Chinatown found that beef in black bean sauce with vegetable noodles was the by far the saltiest dish on the menu. …

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