A new poll has said that one in six children in Britain confessed grabbing takeaways at meal times each day and many didn't realize the health risks involved with the salt-laden ready meals.
A survey of 3,000 people by the Stroke Association revealed that half of the children did not know the quick and easy option foods were loaded with salt, reports the Daily Express.
AdvertisementAs many as 40 per cent said they did not know how much was too much salt and almost a third were least bothered about their sodium intake.
Joe Korner, director of communications for the Stroke Association, said: "High blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for stroke. Eating too much salt on a regular basis, as well as not exercising, can contribute to this."