Healthy diets are defined by various varieties of foods, but three of the biggest contributors to unhealthy diets and chronic disease are added sugars, excessive fat, and sodium (salt).
A tea spoon less of salt, oil & sugar intake on regular basis can help you to cure various lifestyle diseases. These three ingredients are linked to nearly every major lifestyle disease.
Excessive consumption of salt, sugar and oil has been linked to several life-threatening lifestyle diseases such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases & heart diseases.
Reducing the consumption of salt, sugar and fat may seem challenging for many. But the good news is that there is a solution that can suit virtually everyone: herbs and spices.
Using herbs and spices doesn’t mean you have to make complicated meals, you can easily add them to everyday foods:
VARIOUS ALTERNATES OF SALTS, OILS & SUGAR FOR EVERYDAY USE:
Combine crushed garlic, basil, olive oil and lemon juice to create a homemade salad dressing.
Add cilantro, mint, basil, oreganos to salads or sandwiches.
Top your oatmeal or toast with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Mix parsley and chives into scrambled eggs.
Use Tamarind juice / Dry Mango powder while cooking the vegetables.
Add green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg in tea.
Sauté spinach with garlic and lemon juice.
Add ginger to sauces, marinades or in stir-fry dishes.
Put oregano in salad dressings, on top of pizza or in soups.
Over to you: It is up to you add the above mentioned ingredients in your foods while avoiding the intake of excess salt, oil & sugar.