When talking about sweets, first think about sugar.
And it’s the counting people are doing, watching the food. However, sweet foods, such as hot chocolate, can contain high levels of salt. The study of Queen Mary University showed that in the Cup of hot chocolate as much salt as in sea water.
In total, the researchers analyzed 28 food, including hot chocolate, chips, burgers and salad dressing. It turned out, certain brands of hot chocolate are of high salt concentration (16 times more salt than the maximum recommended by the Ministry of health in Britain). So, one serving is more dangerous than a bag of chips.
For comparison: in the water of the Atlantic ocean contains one gram of salt per 100 milliliters. The same concentration of powder for making hot chocolate. The scientists also noted the huge difference in the composition of the products of the same order, but different brands. Shopping basket can contain 57 grams more salt only due to the choice of analogues of other brands.
Meanwhile, overconsumption of salt is associated with an increased risk of hypertension. Salt affects the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, brain, leading to heart attacks, strokes, dementia, kidney diseases.
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