When one eats largely plant based whole food, he naturally reduces all three (salt, sugar and fat.) Eating too many seeds, nuts and avocados will cause weight gain (they are heart healthy eaten in ‘moderate’ amounts.)
My joints get inflamed from refined oils like corn, sunflower and palm. Why? They have Omega 6, known to cause inflammation (for example, corn chips with corn oil and popcorn made with palm oil.)
‘If by adding a small amount of salt, sugar and extra virgin olive oil, it makes one eat more vegetables, how can that be so bad’?
Despite advertising claims, animal products remain unhealthful to eat. That’s why I changed to plant based whole food. Additionally, I no longer want to cause suffering to animals. Most animals are friendly, why should we murder them? But, I wouldn’t run up and hug a tiger or lion and lose an arm!
Meat has bad cholesterol. We all know this. That’s why one can’t go wrong eating fruits like berries and leafy greens like salads. I eat rice, beans and potatoes as my starchy staples. Because I eat these types of carbs, I don’t crave refined sugar sweets anymore. 4 Reasons Why Research Says To Reduce Salt, Sugar And Fat…
‘To prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, Americans should eat less sugar, saturated fat, and sodium (from salt) ’.
I try not to over consume food high in fat, salt and sugar. For example, if you just have to have your salty oily chips, try to limit these to one night a week. But, be sure to mark drinks like soda pop completely off your list because many are loaded with high fructose corn syrup. Your heart, teeth, liver and your weight will send their love.
‘Remember, when you reduce refined and processed food you will automatically reduce added salt, sugar and oils. For best health, weight loss and longer life, make it your goal to eat 80-90% plant based whole foods (like intact fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, potatoes and legumes)’
Source- 1 “New Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans to Eat Less Added Sugars, Saturated Fat, and Sodium.” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/2016/new-dietary-guidelines-urge-americans-eat-less-added-sugars-saturated-fat-and-sodium.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.