Breakfast of coffee and a muffin 'can contain high levels of salt'
article in the Telegraph
"The worst offenders among those tested were a Starbucks Cinnamon Swirl, which contained 1.74g of salt, the equivalent of two rashers of bacon, and Costa's Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffin, which contained 1.71g.
But the study warns that a "healthy" home breakfast can also be high in salt.
Researchers found that those who kick-started the day with a bowl of cornflakes and two slices of toast with butter and Marmite took in half of their recommended daily salt limit, around 2.8g.
Those who ate the same meal with jam instead of Marmite still took in a third of their daily salt limit, around 1.8g.
A full English breakfast can contain more than the daily recommended limit of salt, the study also found.
A fry-up which includes two sausages, two rashers of bacon, two slices of black pudding, one fried egg, mushrooms, baked beans, a tomato and one slice of toast with butter, contains around 6.1 g of salt.
Carrie Bolt, a nutritionist with CASH, said: "When eating breakfast away from home, customers shunning greasy spoons for coffee shop breakfasts could actually be eating more salt and would be better off choosing lower salt options from the greasy spoon menu."
Doctors recommend that salt intake be limited because it can push up blood pressure levels, increasing the risk of heart disease or stroke."
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