We have a more complex relationship with food in today’s fast-paced environment. To fulfill our cravings during hectic work days, we often reach out for unhealthy snacks which may cause harm to our body. Our diets frequently include a trio of flavor enhancers – salt, sugar, and fat. However, the effect these components have on our health necessitates a reassessment of our relationship with them. In this article, we’ll examine the psychology and science of salt, sugar, and fat in […]

Researchers have found a way to reduce saturated fat, sugar, and salt in popular American foods without sacrificing taste, by replacing these elements with herbs and spices. Blind taste tests confirmed that participants preferred or found the modified dishes equally enjoyable as the original recipes, and modeling suggested these changes could substantially reduce daily intake of unhealthy nutrients if widely adopted. In reaction to the 1990s’ obsession with low-fat diets, numerous food manufacturers eliminated saturated fats from their items, substituting […]

Executive Summary Introduction 1. From 1st July to 23rd September 2022, the Scottish Government undertook a public consultation to invite views on its proposed approach for restricting promotions of food and drink that are high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS), as a means of changing the food environment that encourages the public to purchase more than they need and to over-consume less healthy food. 2. The aim of the consultation was to gain some sense of the balance of […]

Rather than focusing on individual nutrients or foods, the American Heart Association (AHA) has released guidelines for “overall dietary patterns” to improve heart health. The 2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health has been published in the journal Circulation. It is the first time since 2006 that the guidelines have been updated. “Poor diet quality is strongly associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. This scientific statement emphasises the importance of dietary patterns beyond individual foods […]

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN CNN — I never add salt to my food at home or in restaurants. Nor do I add salt to any recipe while I’m cooking. I’m well aware of the link between salt, high blood pressure and heart disease, which is the leading killer of American men and women. Yet I am still getting over the recommended daily limit of 2300 milligrams of sodium by eating out or by adding processed or prepared ingredients to the […]