Pizzas ‘contain up to three times recommended daily limit of salt’

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Pizzas ‘contain up to three times recommended daily limit of salt’

Study of 1,267 types of pizza finds that half contained more than 6g of salt, an adult’s recommended daily allowance.

Some takeaway and prepared pizzas contain almost three times an adult’s recommended daily intake of salt, the same as eating seven Big Mac burgers, a survey has revealed. In all, 586 (73%) of the 802 restaurant and takeaway pizzas analysed were found to have more than six grammes of salt, which is the maximum that government advisers say people should consume in a day.

Both Papa John’s stuffed-crust sausage and pepperoni pizza and Domino’s hotdog stuffed-crust pepperoni passion pizzas contain 16g, which equates to almost three teaspoonfuls of salt.

A survey of 1,267 pizzas by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) found that overall, 612 (48%) had more than 6g of salt in them. Tesco’s stuffed crust cheese feast takeaway pizza had the most salt of any supermarket-bought one, at 7.2g, while the Co-op’s Loved By Us feta, olive and char-grilled vegetable pizza had the least, at just 2.4g.

Cash is concerned that some pizzas, such as Sainsbury’s thin and crispy cheese and tomato pizza, contain even more salt than when they undertook a similar survey in 2012, despite the food industry being urged to reduce salt content.

“Most of us aren’t aware of how much salt we actually eat on a daily basis, and thus the danger we are putting ourselves in,” said Sonia Pombo, a Cash nutritionist. “With three-quarters of our salt intakes coming from processed foods such as pizza, how are any of us able to choose a healthier diet?”

Decide if the following statements are true or false, please.

1.    Every pizza contains three times more salt than we are supposed to eat.

2.    Some pizzas have too much salt in them.

3.    The takeaway pizzas contain more salt than the prepared ones.

4.    The takeaway pizzas contain as much salt as a Big Mac.

5.    If you eat a pizza that contains 6g of salt then you shouldn’t eat any more salt that day.

6.    The grilled pizza is an exception because it doesn’t have so much salt in it.

7.    The salt content of these pizzas has grown, in spite of the fact, that in the past years it has been advised to reduce our salt intake.

8.    Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how much salt they consume while eating these types of food.

9.    If people knew how much salt these products contain, they wouldn’t buy them.

Key:

1.    false

2.    true

3.    false

4.    false

5.    true

6.    true

7.    true

8.    true

9.    false

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to contain

tartalmazni

recommended

javasolt

allowance

engedélyezett mennyiség

survey

kutatás

to reveal

felfedni

adviser

tanácsadó

to consume

fogyasztani

to equate to

valamilyen mennyiségnek megfelel

teaspoonful of

teáskanálnyi valamiből

char-grilled

faszénen sült

food industry

élelmiszeripar

to reduce

csökkenteni

salt content

sótartalom

on a daily basis

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nutritionist

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