By KERRY MCBRIDE
You might want to reconsider that next Big Mac - New Zealand has saltier burgers than the United States, Canada and Britain, researchers say. The Canadian Medical Association analysed the salt levels in common fast foods in six countries, and found that, while New Zealand was not the worst offender, Kiwis were still chowing down on a lot of salt. Menu items from Burger King, Domino's Pizza, KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Subway were all analysed for the salt levels found in their public nutritional information. New Zealand had the saltiest burgers, with an average of 1.4g of salt per 100g, compared with 1.1g in Britain and 1.2g in France. But New Zealand also had the least salty breakfast items and salads, sitting Kiwis in the middle of the range for total fast food salt intake. However, that still left some way to go to address healthy eating, said Cliona Ni Mhurchu from Auckland University, who conducted the New Zealand research for the study.
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