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Post by Rum » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:24 pm

Galloping socialism from a Tory government or sensible health advice?

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group says.

Action on Salt analysed more than 150 dishes and found some contained half an adult's recommended 6g (0.2oz) daily allowance of salt.

Main courses, such as beef in black bean sauce, topped the salty list.

But adding a serving of egg fried rice to your order could deliver anything between an extra 5.3g and 2.3g of salt.

While adding side dishes and dipping sauces to your meal could provide nearly another 4g salt per person, the findings reveal.

Few of the takeaway restaurant dishes came in at under 2g of salt.

Prawn crackers and vegetable spring rolls ranged from 0.8g to 1.4g of salt per portion.

Supermarket-bought Chinese meals varied widely in salt content.

Spare ribs and crispy aromatic duck were towards the bottom of the list, while saucy rice or noodle-based dishes were higher up.

Unsurprisingly, soy sauce, which tastes salty, contains more salt than some other dipping sauces, but sweet ones, such as chilli sauce or plum sauce, may also contain lots.

Checking the nutritional values on food packaging can help you check how much salt you will be eating.

Of the 141 ready meals analysed, 43% were high in salt, meaning they would typically carry a red notification label on the pack.

Too much salt can raise your blood pressure, which puts you at increased risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke.

Most of the salt we eat is already in everyday foods, rather than added at the table.

Public Health England has been encouraging the food industry to cut salt levels in food.

PHE's chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone said: "A loaf of bread has 40% less than it used to.

"However, some products are still too high in salt and we know this can be reduced further.

"We've been very clear with the food industry on the importance of meeting the 2017 salt targets.

"We'll report on their progress this year and on any necessary advice to government on the next steps."

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Post by Tero » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:46 pm

The salt to blood pressure connection is exaggerated. If you already have high blood pressure, avoid salt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_and_ ... ar_disease

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Post by rainbow » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:57 pm

Rum wrote:Galloping socialism from a Tory government or sensible health advice?
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:18 pm

One should always do what Nanny asks.

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Post by laklak » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:27 pm

Hey big woman, you made a bad boy out of me.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Post by Feck » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:33 pm

I doubt the Tory SCUM are going to say that bread, which they say the poor should feed themselves on is also really high in salt ......
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Post by laklak » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:35 pm

At least UK bread isn't all sickly sweet like what you get over here. I can't eat most commercial bread, have to go to the expensive "artisanal" bakery to get anything decent. Should bake my own but it's too much like hard work.
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Post by rainbow » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:05 am

laklak wrote:Hey big woman, you made a bad boy out of me.
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Post by Svartalf » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:12 am

I think I'll have won ton soup today...
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Post by JimC » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:03 am

I like prawn dumplings with lots of chilli...
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Post by Rum » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:26 am

Actually I find the amount of MSG in some Chinese food more problematic - especially shop takeaways.. I'm sure it sets up a mild reaction with me - s fine sweat on my face and my pores seem to exude Chinese food smell! Not nice!

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:43 am

That stuff should be banned. In the local Chinese supermarket they sell it in 3kg bags.
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Post by Hermit » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:58 am

I'll give you my soy or worcestershire sauce when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

As for adding salt to food, for the past several decades the only times I've done that was when popping corn or eating boiled eggs.

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Post by Tero » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 am

laklak wrote:At least UK bread isn't all sickly sweet like what you get over here. I can't eat most commercial bread, have to go to the expensive "artisanal" bakery to get anything decent. Should bake my own but it's too much like hard work.
I buy the Orowheat stuff. Sometimes some rye bread. It does not have the fart power of Finnish/Russian rye.

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