Ever heard that too much of anything can be bad for you?

When it comes to processed food, too much sodium (salt is sodium chloride) raises blood pressure. Excess sugar may lead to diabetes and is addicting (sugar excites the same pleasure centers in the brain as cocaine).

Lastly, saturated fat that is not used for energy may be stored as adipose tissue in the body, causing a slew of blood and organ damage. Whew!

CDC Recommendations:

Salt: 1,500mg
Sugar: 40g
Saturated Fat: 20g

To target honorable intake levels, remember that most sodium is already in processed food, so we can eliminate that dangerous pathway by learning basic cooking skills. We recommend preparing American treats like pizza, and burgers and fries from scratch with fresh foods and judge the taste for yourself!

When measuring sugar remember that’s added sugar, not natural sugars (fructose) occurring in fruits and other live foods.

Where saturated fat is concerned, shoot for the 20 grams and also keep unsaturated fat at 45 grams. That’s 65g of total fat daily.

In the words of author Michael Pollan, “Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. And when you crave those fries, drop some freshly cut potatoes into some olive oil with minced garlic. They will go great with your butcher-ground beef burger with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and leafy greens.”

Stay Hungry and Healthy My Friends.

Wellness in Mind
-Andrew Garrison

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