It has been recommended that adults consume no more than six grams of salt in a day. However, many popular cafe chains are offering soups with far more than the recommended daily allowance in a single portion.
High salt levels have been linked to raised blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke and early death. Professor Graham MacGregor of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, has said there is growing evidence that salt is also linked to stomach cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, kidney stones and kidney disease.
The Food and Drink Federation have said that great efforts are being made across the country to reduce the amount of salt in food products.