I second what Coolinjeans said... there's a big myth that continues to perpetuate itself that a low sodium, low fat diet is the only way to 'cure' heart disease. Unfortunately any research that shows either 1) there is no connection between low salt/fat and increased incident of heart disease, or 2) eating low salt/fat is actually the contributing factor to heart disease, it's all swept under the rug.
Not saying it's free license to eat burgers & fries, just saying that when you eat a diet rich in _real_ food (ie. cook your own meals with lots of veggies, fruit, meat and natural sources of fat), your incidence of any disease drops.
Dietary fat and real salt are not the enemy - it's all the added stuff put into the packaged foods that needs to be feared.
- 7/29/2010 12:25:46 PM