We’re all regaled with stories about the danger of imminent death by smoking or consuming alcohol. Now comes the insidious killer that has been lurking in our kitchens for decades.
Now we’ve all been frightened by the scare stories about the demons that live beneath our humble sinks. Those nasty chemicals that can kill a new-born child with just a teaspoon of one of these substances.
However the real killer resides in your fridge. No it is not an esoteric, unknown fridge living, ebola virus. It is:
Just two rashers of bacon can contain over half your daily salt allowance. Has that put you off your morning bacon sandwich?
The meat has ‘huge and unnecessarily high’ levels of salt and some brands contain three times as much as others. Customers affected by the recession are turning to cheaper cuts of meat that have high levels, according to the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash).
The article at the link bangs on about a recommended daily limit which is absolutely bollocks. The body needs salt to live, Too little will cause nausea, headaches and eventually certain death.
As a marine Engineer working in tropical climes I’ve seen the effect of salt deficiency and have suffered the effects myself. You should adjust your salt intake to correspond with your condition at the time.
Soon they’re will be an edict that states that “They’re is no safe limit to salt consumption”, it has to be banned.
And who are CASH? As I expected, another fake charity.
I’m off to get the frying pan out in protest. It’s the least I can do.