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The Salt-Sugar-Fat Conversation

The SAD (Standard American Diet) aka Western Diet is heavily laced with the death triad of salt, sugar, and fat. Bio-chemically speaking, our bodies need sodium, glucose, and lipids to survive, however the forms and volumes of these foods we're eating are killing us. Our bodies were never meant to ingest copious amounts of salty, sugary, and fatty foods. We instinctively know this to be true, yet our addictions kick in when bombarded with these foods everywhere. Every commercial, billboard, football match, baseball game, birthday party, aroma from a local restaurant, food truck, and fun social gathering lure us in. 

Cookhouse Hero asks you to consider...

  • SALT: keep salt to a bare minimum - iodized salt is best, nutritionally speaking. If it helps get the veggies into our body and we don't have hypertension (high blood pressure), Dr Popper, Dr McDougall, and others say that if a tiny bit of iodized salt helps people eat more beans and broccoli, then it's probably ok. Also, using miso, low-salt tamari, and Bragg's liquid aminos are substitutes used by many WPF advocates, including Cookhouse Hero.
     

  • SUGAR: cook with sugar in WPF forms - dates, pitted plums, goji berries, raisins, dried berries, and fruits like bananas, apples, pears, plums, peaches, rhubarb, oranges, and berries.
     

  • FAT: cook with fat in WPF forms: avocados, nuts, seeds, and olives - keep them to a minimum. Contrary to marketing tactics, even first cold-pressed olive oil is not so heart-healthy due to its saturated fat content (and empty calories). Yes, we need fat, but NOT in the volumes/forms we eat.

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