When our body has problems, in addition to prescribing medicine, doctors often admonish one thing: light diet. So what is a light diet? Many people think that a light diet is porridge, and some people think that they only eat green vegetables and not meat. However, this is not the case. The doctor’s light diet is not the same as you think. 1. Light diet ≠ drinking white porridge ≠ eating only vegetables and not meat. Many people think that a light diet means that you can’t eat meat and can only be vegetarian. Porridge and side dishes are the top accompaniment, and the vegetables should be boiled and not greasy. In fact, always eating this kind of food that is too light and single can cause problems. Because the human body needs to replenish a lot of nutrients every day, if you only eat foods like boiled vegetables, people who are not sick will suffer from anemia, malnutrition, and decreased immunity. It is also extremely disadvantageous for patients who have just undergone surgery and need to maintain their health. 2. The concept of light diet Light diet is actually relative to high-sweet, high-fat, greasy, and heavy-tasting foods, so its standard is light taste, less oil, less salt, and less sugar. If the vegetables are fried with a lot of oil, they cannot be regarded as a light diet, so we cannot simply understand that eating vegetables is a light diet. A light diet is also very particular about cooking. It is necessary to retain the nutrients of the food as much as possible, reflect the original flavor, and ensure that the food is easy to digest. Therefore, among many cooking methods, we still prefer boiled, cold and steamed. The barbecue, frying, stir-frying and shabu-shabu that everyone likes so much is naturally not a light diet. 3. What is the “less” of less salt and less sugar? We mentioned above that you should pay attention to less oil, less salt and less sugar in your diet. We often say in diet programs and recipes that teach cooking, put a little sugar, then what is the concept of “less” and is there any standard? What? 1. Less salt. Many people think that the taste is heavy before serving. You don’t need to put oil in cooking, but you must add enough salt to taste. Especially the elderly, the daily salt intake is relatively high. However, eating too much salt is not good for the health. Adults should use no more than 5 grams of salt per day, otherwise it may cause diseases such as high blood pressure. 2. Less sugar and less oil. The daily sugar intake and oil intake of the human body should be controlled within 25 grams. You can test it with your own spoon if you are fine. 25 grams is about a few spoonfuls. There are counts. Many people like sweets and prefer to drink beverages. The sugar content in beverages is high. Long-term consumption may cause diabetes. The real light diet is based on maintaining balanced nutrition, comprehensive and reasonable, and diverse categories. Try to make simple cooking and light taste instead of bland boiled vegetables and white porridge. Do you understand?