Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas dinner 'loaded with salt'

When you sit down to your turkey and Christmas pudding this week, how much thought will you give to whether it's good for you or not? We all know that the average Christmas dinner is not the most healthy of meals - but new research has revealed it contains more than 11 grammes of salt, almost double the recommended maximum for an entire day. The group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), analysed an average Christmas dinner for the BBC and found high levels of salt in all three courses. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure, which is linked to increased risk of stroke and heart disease. - BBC

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