Nutritionists Warn of High Levels of Salt in Cheese

Nutritionists Warn of High Levels of Salt in Cheese

Nutritionists in the UK have warned the people against consuming cheese with high levels of salts, which according to them are not good for health.

In a recent analysis of about 772 cheese products, they found that mostly consumed cheddar had 0.52g of salt per 30g of it. That means one slice of feta cheese was ahead of a bag of crisps in terms of the salt contents.

It was revealed that cheese was third in the list of salt contributor to the UK diet after bacon and bread. They found that the cheese regarded as healthy since they had low fat content were also high in salt content.

The research was conducted by Consensus Action on Salt and Health, the nutritional group. Its findings showed that eating just one cheese sandwich was enough to complete daily requirement of salt intake for our body.

Generally, adult body is recommended 6g of salt per day while the same for children is 4g per day. "We already know most cheese is high in fat. However, we often add it to our meals without thinking how much salt it contains", said lead author of the study, Katharine Jenner.

Experts are recommending lowering down the salt intake as even 1g reduction in it will help to avoid 12,000 cardiac problems.


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