April 30, 2010

One Fast Food Meal Has More Salt Than You Should Eat For The Entire Day!!

Posted in Heart disease tips, New Heart Studies, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 12:05 am by keepyourhearthealthy

A new survey of fast food chains in New York shows that over half of all fast food meals contain more sodium than the recommended daily amount. The FDA has set a recommended limit of 600mg of sodium per meal in order for the meal to be considered healthy. Diets high in sodium can result in high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease. In this new survey, approximately 6500 fast food meals were reviewed for sodium content. The average was 1751mg of sodium…per meal!! That’s over 200mg more than the healthy daily limit.

Is this really a surprise? Probably not. Most people, especially those with heart disease, should already know that fast food is bad for you on multiple levels. Fast food meals are generally high in fat, saturated fat and sodium. This research is just another way to show us all that we need to avoid fast food if we want to stay healthy.

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