Unsalted bullshit

Sandwiches 'rival crisps on salt'
Pre-packed sandwiches may contain as much salt as several bags of crisps, a study suggests. The health lobby group CASH looked at 140 sandwiches on sale and found over 40% had 2g or more of salt - or a third of an adult's recommended daily intake.
And the problem is what exactly? Most pre-packed sandwiches are sold to be eaten as lunch. Lunch is one of the three meals a day we consider normal. Most of the sandwiches on sale (60%) contain LESS than a third of an adult's recommended daily intake and only about 20% of the actual average daily salt intake.  So, what percentage of your recommended daily intake should one of your three daily meals contain? A third? Sounds about right to me. So perhaps the headline should read something like this: Eating sandwiches for lunch helps maintain healthy salt levels. So why didn't it?

Asda's Extra Special Yorkshire Ham and Hawes Wensleydale sandwich topped the list, followed by Pret a Manger's All Day Breakfast sandwich followed by a chicken and bacon sandwich and a sausage, egg and bacon sandwich. The lowest salt sandwiches in the survey were Co-op Healthy Living Tuna and Cucumber and Tesco Healthy Living Chicken Salad.
You don't have to be an expert to see a certain pattern here. Sandwiches with salty fillings tend to be...erm... SALTY! Clearly what you put in the sandwich will affect its salt level. But that doesn't stop Ms Jo Butten, the nutritionist from CASH, making this bizarre comment:

"One of the easiest way to reduce the salt content would probably be to use a different sort of bread, as that can be a significant factor"

Doh! I give up.