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Pesto pasta

Turns out that pesto is worse for you than a McDonald’s burger. The amount of salt in your average pesto pasta serving is now 1.5g, overtaking a Maccy D’s hamburger which only contains 1.2g.
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Foods that contain a lot more salt than you think

Let’s face it, we all like a bit of salt in our diets. Whether you’re cooking with it, adding it to your meal or simply buying salt-heavy products, our levels are probably a little on the high side.

In fact, NHS statistics show that adults in the UK eat about 8.1g of salt (that’s 3.2g of sodium) every single day. The recommended daily limit is 6g (2.4g of sodium).

Too much sodium can cause a number of problems such as increased blood pressure leading to a real risk of heart disease and stroke.

As well as the usual culprits, there are a few surprising foods that contain a lot more of the bad stuff than you think. Prepare for some major disappointment.

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