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Pizza Hut in America Is The Saltiest, Study Shows

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Sometimes, nothing says Friday like a nice cheesy pie to go with that Kristen Wiig movie you just Red Boxed. Even though, halfway through the movie, you feel like you just washed your taste buds with a big helping of salt.

A study shows that Pizza Hut pizzas in the United States contain more sodium than 11 other countries examined with the same products. These included Argentina, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Since most Pizza Hut locations around the world tend to have varying menus, the data was examined with select pies that were a staple on the 11 international menus. This included the Pepperoni Thin N’ Crispy, Veggie Lover’s Thin N’ Crispy and the Meat Lover’s.

Specifically, Pizza Hut’s Thin ‘N Crispy pepperoni pizza has the most salt of any of the chain’s offerings. At 1,080 milligrams per 3.5 ounces of pizza (large slice), the pie has more than enough salt to last a lifetime. Or at least a two-hour rom-com.

As a whole, US Pizza Huts boasted nearly 70 percent more salt than some of the other countries they were compared to. Another study compared the sodium levels of pizza to other fast food menu items. It’s said that a single large fast food pizza could equal to the same amount of salt as seven Big Macs.

Better get yourself a glass of water after you finish that pizza. Probably a blood pressure test, also.

h/t CSPI

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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