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Taste, texture, color, and freshness all play roles in the enjoyment of our food as well as in weight loss. These are the qualities that make eating a pursuit that goes well beyond simple nourishment. Our modern lifestyles have given rise to high food production, mouths to feed, and a greater demand for shelf-life. This, in turn, has given rise to food additives, which give us exactly what we want out of our food, but at what cost?
The amount of salt consumed by most people has been a worry for many years. In fact, it’s estimated that of the salt we consume, an astonishing 75 percent of it is already present in our food.
Most foods contain some salt, but it’s the foods that are naturally high in salt we need to watch out for because eating these can push our salt intake over the edge. This is why it’s important to choose foods that are lower in salt, when you can.
Some foods are almost always high in salt because of the way they are made – you can still enjoy them, but try to have these in smaller amounts, or eat them less often.
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Processed food has long been identified as the villain in our diets. The quick and easy alternative to slogging over a hot stove messing about with ‘fresh’ ingredients. When you’re home late from the office, or the kids are screaming and need their face-holes filled ASAP, it is all to easy to reach for the tin of hot dogs at the back of the cupboard, or even cram the whole family in the car and drive to the nearest Wendy’s or Maccy’s.
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