Salt is not the enemy! Sugar is!
Those of you still blaming salt for your high blood pressure, cholesterol deposits and heart problems, look again and empty your fridge! Read this article and start eating and drinking right and yes: increase your salt to normal levels too while at it!!! This is not the first article of this kind. I know you have seen many! But the goal is to drill the routine deeper and deeper until you actually get it and start acting upon it!
Why sugar? Sugar (table sugar, raw sugar, organic sugar, honey, maple syrup, sugar candy at the fair) of any kind breaks down into two parts (simplified here): fructose and sucrose. Sucrose is also of parts (also simplified): fructose and glucose among other things.
Glucose heads straight to your head and makes kids pop off the walls, after which they have a sugar crash and they slump down on the sofa playing games.
Don’t blame them! Blame the sugar!
Fructose is the one that causes problems for your heart. Fructose is not recognized by our body as sugar so it does not spike insulin. Great you think? Think again! The metabolism of fructose is the one that
- causes your heart to fail,
- causes high cholesterol,
- causes metabolic syndrome followed by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,
- causes high blood pressure … and many more bad things
Fructose first converts to ethanol (yep, the stuff mixed with your gasoline for your car) which is an alcohol. Thus though you may never ever drink alcohol, your liver is full of it… so much for having an alcohol free life… lol… all you need is sugar!
The liver then has the job of converting this alcohol into fat. The fat it converts it into is the bad cholesterol, the sticky type LDL that is called triglycerides. The cholesterol buildup in arteries then narrow making the passage of blood hard. This causes blockage that leads to heart attacks. This is all from the sugar caused build-up by triglycerides!
To avoid heart problems and to lower your BP, it is not salt you need to reduce but sugar. So stop eating and drinking sugar in any shape or form.
Sugar substitutes lead to diabetes 2. Your best bet is simply learn to not have something sweet in your mouth at all times!
Also, show this to your doctor on your next visit since he/she will call you a bluff otherwise! MDs have little time to read anything and they still go by the art of medicine they learned in med school however that long ago that was! Teach them what they need to know since this information is new! Chances of them knowing this is pretty slim! So help them!
Comments are welcome as always!