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Hey, guys! Got a question for my cooked dinner:

Is it ok (good for me?) to use Sugar (organic coconut sugar or cane sugar) in my dinner instead of salt to add flavor to my dinner? 

For example in homemade tomato sauce or other sauces to top my rice/pasta/potato ... ?

Or even on my sweet potato with some fresh lemon juice?

Just not sure if this is ok on cooked food.

Thanks!!

Jolien

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I do it all the time. Otherwise food would be too plain for me. So i would say, go for it. Sugar is good for you ;)

Indeed it would be too plain, thanks for the advice :) I'm a newbie to this lifestyle!

And don't forget some aspartame, acesulfame-K, sucralose and saccharin.

I took a look at these, they seem to be all sweeteners? I'm deff going to try them if they're healthy, thanks!

haha, I almost choked when I saw your reply, how sweet and blissfully naïve. A cruel joke played on your by Mr RossD

Walter Kempner did it in the rice diet with incredible results, so go for it!

Cool, checked Walter Kempner out, didn't know him and his diet yet, thanks!

Sorry Jolien, I was joking, I advise you to look better at the food combining rules, I don't think sugar is good at all, especially added to cooked food, refined sugar is a nutrient, not whole food, and as such it lacks the minerals needed to get digested, in the process your body loses it's own reserves of minerals, mostly calcium from your bones and teeth. The only exception I would make occasionally is to add a little bit of sugar to a smoothie in case my fruit is not ripe and sweet enough. 

Good one, that made me chuckle.

Haha makes me laugh now too ! :) I'm naive it's true! Learning and being vegan since 1 month so :) I can get all the advice there is

Haha :p thanks anyway, it's true you're talking to a very naive vegan, a real noob :)

Hey, well, my mothers tommy sauce always had salt and sugar added. The added sugar was the secret ingredient. I know purists will say not to add either, but if you are going to eat cooked food, you may as well make it palatable and add a little salt and sugar. If by adding this helps you keep overall on the healthy vegan tracks, then who cares too much whether it is 'perfect'. as long as your diet overall is healthy.

What are you eating by the way day to day typically?

Another way to think of it, if food tastes bland, that's a clue not to eat too much of it. The more you need to process a food (cook, add salt, add sugar etc), the more likely you are NOT meant to be eating it. Food should taste good in its natural state. This is the single biggest argument in support, pro high fruit diet. The only food that tastes GREAT in its natural form, is fruit, and salad.

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