Calls for warnings on labels of 'astonishingly salty' Chinese food

Calls for warnings on labels of 'astonishingly salty' Chinese food

And more than 58 percent contained 3g of salt per dish.

Meanwhile, a selection of takeaways from independent restaurants in London revealed that 97 per cent contained 2g of salt or more per dish.

The review, be that as it may, found that nearly 50% of 141 store Chinese prepared suppers broke down contain more than 1.8 grams of salt for every segment, which is sufficiently high to convey a red warning mark on the pack.

Consuming too much salt has been associated with the development of degenerative health conditions, which include heart disease. Aftereffects of the study, which was discharged on Tuesday, uncovered that the most exceedingly awful culpable Chinese takeaway dishes contain about a similar measure of salt devoured in five McDonald's Big Macs. With this in mind, Action on Salt, a group concerned with salt and its effects on health, supported by 25 expert scientific members, analyzed 150 Chinese foods.

As well as main dishes being high in salt, rice dishes and other sides, such as spring rolls and prawn crackers, were found to add a significant amount of salt to a meal.

They found that both supermarket and takeaway Chinese food dishes were laden with salt, with the worst offenders having five times more salt than even the Big Mac.

Assistant nutritionist, Sarah Alderton from Action on Salt group said that, "Considering how many millions of takeaways and ready meals are eaten in the United Kingdom each week, the food industry must be held to account, with new salt targets set by the government to ensure the salt content of these meals is reduced to much lower levels, and fast. If the food industry don't comply, they should be made mandatory". Soy sauce, a staple of Chinese cuisine, is extremely salty, but sweet sauces and foods can also contain impressive amounts of salt (which is often used as a flavor enhancer). However, some products are still too high in salt and we know this can be reduced further.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHP (and really, any health organization), excess sodium ('table salt' is a sodium salt) can increase blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and stroke. "We'll report on their progress this year and on any necessary advice to government on the next steps". "We are now calling on Public Health England to take immediate action".

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