For more than a century, many have pointed their fingers at salt as the main culprit in high blood pressure or hypertension that leads to kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack. But the problem is actually sugar.
Some have even described salt as “the single deadliest ingredient in your pantry.” And many doctors insist on eliminating salt entirely from one’s diet to reduce the number of cases of hypertension and save lives. But turns out salt is not the real villain. In fact, limiting salt in the diet can raise your chances of developing a fatal heart problem, especially if the salt comes from a healthy source.
Researchers from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City and Montefiore Medical Center in New York believe the benefits of doing away with sodium is “debatable” since the relationship between salt and heart disease is murky. A meta-analysis by the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration revealed that moderate amounts of salt can’t lower the risk of dying from or developing cardiovascular disease, as reported by Natural News.
The study authors also stressed that most dietary salt is derived from processed foods, which are also the biggest source of added sugar. The researchers cited population studies and clinical trials that showed sugar has a negative effect on blood pressure. In particular, researchers point to fructose, which many studies point to as the reason for a damaged cardiovascular system.
Quitting sugar, on the other hand, can help with a number of ailments not just cardiovascular health. Sugar actually is inflammatory to the body and can be hidden villain in our pantry. But that’s all thanks to the money-driven sugar industry:
Sugar has also been shown to “dumb down” children into brainwashed drones.
It turns out, sugar is not only a problem for those susceptible to high blood pressure and heart disease, but it can cause skin conditions, from acne to aging, by increasing inflammation in the body. In fact, a woman who quit sugar for 8 weeks (an 8-Week Programmer) Laura Miller claims that for the first time in her adult like her “skin is completely clear.
Another curveball which surprises many is those who switch from a low-fat to a no-sugar diet actually experience more weight loss. “Light” foods are often actually pumped full of sugar, which can contribute to weight gain. Many people lose weight when they quit eating sugar. That’s because when you eat real whole foods which are higher in fat (such as eggs, full-fat yogurt, and butter) you feel more satiated and avoid blood glucose crashes. Fat isn’t responsible for making you fat – that blame is on processed sugar.
The health benefits of eliminating sugar from the diet are numerous. But keep in mind, fructose is what’s really worrisome here, and it’s almost impossible to overdo it by eating fruits. It is easy to eat a lot of fructose in the form of cakes and candies and cookies, however.
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