Food for Thought: Sugar and salt

Chronic diseases such diabetes and high blood pressure are big issues in the borough, and experts say sugar and salt play a major role. According

Doctors say too much sugar and salt consumption contributes to chronic health issues.

Doctors say too much sugar and salt consumption contributes to chronic health issues. (11/12/13)

THE BRONX - Chronic diseases such diabetes and high blood pressure are big issues in the borough, and experts say sugar and salt play a major role.

According to the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, five out of 10 community districts with the highest rates of diabetes-related mortality across the city are located in the Bronx, and that’s why many residents should monitor what they consume.

Dr. David Cohen, a naturopathic physician, says that not all sugar and salt are bad for the body, but too much processed sugar can feed micro-organisms, thus creating an environment for disease, parasites and fungus.

Many doctors recommend taking an all-natural approach by using honey or pure cane sugar as sweeteners, and using unrefined sea salts for seasoning. Still, they should be used in moderation.  

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