Pine Valley, NY (PressExposure) May 02, 2012 -- Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, has commented on a recent study that shows the area an individual lives has a direct correlation to how much salt is consumed in fast food.
Researchers looked at more than 2,000 burgers, chicken products, pizza, breakfast items, salads, sandwiches and french fries. Results showed fast food in Canada and the U.S. contained much higher levels of sodium than sold in the U.K. and France.
According to the results, which were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, "The salt content of fast foods varies substantially, not only by type of food, but by company and country in which the food is produced."
The study found that the salt levels in foods from popular fast food chains vary around the world, with Canada coming in at the top of the charts for being the most salty.
The study also looked at the salt content of food items in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom and the United States from six popular fast food chains.
CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says the study and its findings are very important because people aren't always getting what they think they are getting in their food. "Even when it comes to salads, the salt content was staggeringly high. This is something that needs monitoring, because a person might be doing themselves more harm than good when choosing what they think is healthy food".
(SOURCE: "Canadian Medical Association Journal." The variability of reported salt levels in fast foods across six countries: opportunities for salt reduction, April 2012)
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