I’m sure all of us go to KFC or McDonald’s to go buy our kids a quick happy meal. They are still young and with them being so active rarely pick up any weight. But what about in the long term?
A survey carried out by World Action on Salt and Health has revealed that South Africa’s chicken burgers are in the top 10 with the highest salt content in the world, which is quite a shocking statistic.
“A KFC kiddies chicken burger and small chips contain 2.91g of salt – almost the entire daily salt intake recommended for children aged 4 – 6 years.”
That is worrying as too much salt as a child can cause major damage in the long run.
“This can include high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke, heart disease, osteoporosis and kidney disease. That is why it is vitally important that children do not get used to the taste of salt.”
This is I’m sure relevant to everyone as fast food is definitely on the rise in South Africa because of how quick and easy it is. We urge you to watch your children’s salt intake especially between the ages of 4 – 6 years old.
Check out: health24.com