Hold the gravy: fast food chains in Canada among the saltiest in the world

Hold the gravy: fast food chains in Canada among the saltiest in the world

Just imagine if the study had taken poutine into account (Image: Justin Cozart) 

It’s no big secret that sodium levels in fast food can be astronomical, but according to a global study, Canadian fast food may be even worse than its international counterparts. The Canadian Medical Association Journal published a paper yesterday that looked at how the edibles at Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s and Subway compare to each other around the world. Compared with the U.K., France, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S., Canada is pretty much the worst, scoring the highest or second highest in nearly every single food category. Canadian chains not only sold the saltiest sandwiches and salads—their fries have more than double the amount of salt as American fries. And that doesn’t even take poutine into account! Who would have ever thought a drive to Buffalo might be a bit easier on the heart? Read the entire story [National Post] »