The Food Standards Agency is warning that British breakfasts tend to be high in salt, as is reported by the Telegraph today: Breakfast is often the saltiest meal of the day.
Rosemary Hignett, the FSA’s head of nutrition, says, among other things, "“We’re not suggesting people stop eating or even cut down on bread or breakfast cereals, as they are important part of a healthy diet." Unfortunately it is quite untrue for her to say that they are an important part of a healthy diet; they are not at all important to a healthy diet. It's about time the FSA clarified its thinking on this matter. They clearly have divided loyalties, but by kowtowing to the Food Industry they subvert the facts they should be presenting to consumers.
Top 10 foods which contribute most to our daily salt intake:
2. Meat products (that is processed meat products, e.g. sausages, bacon)
3. Breakfast cereals (e.g. Kellogg's cornflakes)
5. Butter/spreads (Buy unsalted butter instead of salted butter.)
6. Baked beans
7. Ready meals
10. Crisps and snacks
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Children and Obesity
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