Article in the Guardian
The Guardian reports that, "Graham MacGregor, professor of cardiovascular medicine at St George's Hospital in south London, said he was shocked by the figures. MacGregor, who chairs Consensus Action on Salt and Health, said Oliver's tomato, olive and garlic sauce contained 20% more salt than Atlantic seawater."
I'm disappointed that Jamie has not ensured that the sauces with his name on are not lower in salt than other sauces. - I've just been looking on the internet and found a very low salt tomato sauce on this webpage: http://www.westcountryspice.com/products.htm
Here is why you need to protect your child from salt and salty food:
Children and Obesity
Salt levels listed in the Guardian article:
"Jamie Oliver's pasta sauce 3g/100g
Kelloggs cornflakes 1.75g/100g
Sharwood's Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce 1.65g/100g
Heinz baked beans 1.3g/100g
Hovis Farmhouse white loaf 1.25g/100g
Goodfella's Cheesy Pizza 1.1g/100g
Bernard Matthews Turkey Twizzler 0.925g/100g (new recipe) or 1.24g/100g (old recipe)
McDonald's Big Mac 0.9g/100g
Covent Garden Food Co. plum tomato and marscapone soup 0.4g/100g"
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, angina, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!