Salt, Sugar and Fat
We know too much salt is bad for our health. But what is too much? And how can we reduce our salt intake?
Why do we need salt? How much should we be eating? What happens if we eat too much salt – or not enough?
Sugar is such a health risk that it should be taxed, like alcohol or tobacco. That’s according to a commentary by Dr Robert H Lustig and his colleagues in the prestigious science journal Nature. So how harmful is sugar really? And what do we mean by ‘sugar’ anyway?
We need fat in our diet. It is a source of energy. It helps the body absorb some of the nutrients we need. And it provides some essential fatty acids (fats) that the body can’t make itself.