For the most part I try to stay away from sugar, lactose, gluten, and anything processed. But sometimes all the health advice and recommendations out there, even from reputable sources, can be so bewildering.
Ugh, I have GI restrictions and have to keep my triglycerides down all while minimizing caffeine and avoiding alcohol. I basically can have unlimited veggies, lean white meats and seafood, some whole grains, nuts, and seeds. I will risk dairy and beef, but only when at/very close to home.
High cornsyrup, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and any franken food dyes. Brown & white food other than real potatos,. The kind that are from the ground other than Idaho which all are GMO & corporate. So that should leave only real food. The kind with many colors & that I have to cook myself or eat raw. As a near vegetarian I do not stalk carrion in the market place with the other scavengers. My health is great & people say I look 20 years younger than my counter parts. Then they order a big Mac with 2 large fries & a large Coke, as they wait for their monthly doctor's appointment to handle their obesity, high blood pressure, high colesteral. The whining about all of their health problems cause me to avoid most gluttonous Americans.
They call it the unholy trio: Alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. I love all those things. Still, I keep my drinking to a minimum, I try to avoid processed foods, and don’t really add sugar to anything. But coffee... that’s the one crutch that I cannot live without. And don’t say ‘decaffeinated.’
When I was diagnosed as diabetic , no sugar , of course . So I loaded my grocery cart with fruits , to help me get off sugars . My tri glycerides went up , so had to cut fruits . SInce then , the diabetis has affected my kidney , so I was told no salt , no organ meat (heart , liver, kidneys , etc. ) . I was also told I had too much phsophorus , so no nuts , no grains , no dairey , and cut back on red meats . I hate fish ! Then , of course , the water is contaminated , the vegetables are poisoned due to GMOs , and pesticides . I gave some thought to collecting the grass after the mowers came through , but realized the HOA had required that I put weed killer and fertilizer on the lawn .