Tuesday, 26 November 2019

what NOT to eat for health

There have been lots of stories in the news about the recent health & wellbeing news benefits of certain foods, a recent example being the  anthocyanin content in sweet potatoes.
Mediterranean diet pyramid

The good news for Brits, where sweet potatoes are difficult to grow, is that, if you believe the chart on a recent BBC documentary (it is so informative, they really ought to post them to YouTube) Strawberries have about 3 times as much, blackberries about 5 times, and blackcurrants (really) about 15 times as much anthocyanin.

This is likely to start another craze for changing one's diet, but the fact remains that people's health is most compromised by what they fail to REMOVE from their diet, especially if diabetic, overweight, sedentary, with heart disease:

Salt, saturated fats, sugar, refined carbohydrates in excess.

The mediterranean custom of using herbs rather than salt to 'flavour' food (salt has no flavour) works for me.

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  1. The remedy for orthorexia - ignore the endless, conflicting advice about all the things you really must eat, and focus on what to avoid.

    The food industry is now the no.1 cause of premature death, having overtaken tobacco and armed conflict..

    Avoid : Salt, saturated fats, sugar, refined carbohydrates in excess.

  2. Refined carbohydrates can be made much healthier if we cook our own - example, white bread flour is NOT a curse if the wheatgerm is added back (double or treble the rate in wholemeal), the sugar (to ensure rising) limited to the minimum (and honey is better still) and the fat content increased.

    Fat in the bread mix reduces glycemic index more effectively than fat spread on the bread (for me).

    Published recipes and bought bread have a toxic amount of salt. If you have a fridge or freezer - use very little ... or none!