In a recent health initiative taken by the UK government, food companies are being urged to reduce the salt content in their popular dishes like sandwiches and chips.
A survey of 1,805 adults revealed that 53% of them never considered the salt content in their food despite majority of them being aware of the health consequences of high intake of salt.
Research on salt content in dishes of popular food outlets showed that most of the food contained much higher quantity of salt than the daily recommended quantity of 6g.
This voluntary approach has encouraged many companies to sign up for the campaign in bringing down the salt consumption level from the current average of 8.1g per day. The food companies have agreed to reduce the salt content in their food and help people make the right food choices.