Thursday, 21 April 2016

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:

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.


 diet, documentary, health, Mediterranean diet, wellbeing

1 comment :

  1. In my whatever the fcuk you want....(yes, the f word was spelled wrong) Live and enjoy...we aren't meant to live til 80 or even,smoke,drug yourself as you will. Fcuk it!! Live a life and then closed...we all think we're God's chosen...nope...have fun...


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