The British try to consume less salt

The authorities of West Norfolk (eastern England) have supplied local bars and restaurants with salt-cellars having fewer holes in order to reduce the consumption of salt. BBC News has informed that 39 fish and chips bars have received 200 salt-cellars with four holes. “I think the project is funny”, - said the owner of one of the bars Graham Anderson in an interview with BBC.

The head of the association of owners of fish and chips restaurants thinks that clients will start shaking salt-cellars more than usual instead of consuming less salt. The authorities of West Norfolk refer to doctors who advise to reduce the consumption of salt to 6 grams a day. However, doctors claim that the danger comes from the salt products contain rather than from salting dishes in restaurants. According to some research, excessive salt consumption may reduce people’s lives by up to 20 years.