WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

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Post by Stanley » 16 Feb 2018, 04:50

The bottom line is clear, the more natural food you buy raw and cook yourself the better and cheaper your diet. What struck me in the news reporting was a family saying avoiding processed food, ready meals and take away will be impossible for them as they are time poor. That's the problem, time management!
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Post by Tizer » 06 Apr 2018, 08:51

The Sugar Tax comes into force today. It will help reduce the appalling levels of tooth decay in the UK but it will have only a minor effect on obesity levels - that's due more to over-consumption in general than simply to sugary drinks. Also, it doesn't address the fundamental problem of people being addicted to sweet-tasting food and drink because the sugar will be replaced with multiple artificial sweeteners. We need to gradually reduce the sweetness of food and drink, especially for children.

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Post by Stanley » 07 Apr 2018, 03:42

Couldn't agree more Tiz. My automatic reaction when I saw the news item was "Why not simply ban them." I suppose that would be seen as draconian.......
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Post by Stanley » 08 Apr 2018, 04:08

Looking at some of the prices of soft drinks after the Sugar Tax is applied.... Can anyone tell me why people will buy a drink that is proven to be bad for you when pure fresh milk, one of the best foods there is, is cheaper? Is it an addiction to sugar and taste?
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Post by Tizer » 08 Apr 2018, 08:56

It's partly the sweetness addiction and partly due to the decades of the news media telling people dairy foods cause heart disease. And I guess we have to include fashion too! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 09 Apr 2018, 06:11

It would be interesting to see a comparative study of the effects of ingesting milk v. soft drinks...... I doubt if the industry would finance that one!
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Post by Tizer » 09 Apr 2018, 08:56

One of my gripes with the National Farmer's Union is that they didn't do enough to counter all the bad press given to dairy products. There were lots of opportunities but they didn't grasp them.

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Post by Stanley » 10 Apr 2018, 05:09

I agree with you. They got lazy over the years that the MMB was looking after promotion of milk and dairy products and when it was abolished in 1994 they never fully took up the challenge.
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Post by Stanley » 27 Apr 2018, 04:23

I watched the BBC programme on obesity last night and it was very interesting in that it alerted us to factors that I haven't heard much about. Well worth a watch on iPlayer if you missed it. Once again I find that by some miracle I am doing most of what they recommend. There were some shocking figures about the correlation of fast food outlets and the incidence of clinical obesity. I loved the 'piece of string' test! That's my sort of assessment!
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Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Post by plaques » 27 Apr 2018, 11:57

Perhaps without knowing it you have found the answer but not in the way you think. "I watched the BBC programme on obesity last night". Watching TV is probably the main activity that you can do and eat at the same time. ( usually to fill in the boring bits while you hope it gets better ). Stop watching TV and get on with doing something else, anything which occupies both your mind and hands will cut down on your food intake.

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Post by Tizer » 27 Apr 2018, 15:53

I can't see Stanley being a couch potato with a can of lager in one hand and a big doughnut in the other! :laugh5:

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Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Post by Stanley » 28 Apr 2018, 03:06

P. Tiz is right. The only thing I eat while watching TV is my tea and by the time I do that I have had a full day of activity.......
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Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Post by Wendyf » 13 Jun 2018, 13:35

Anyone with an interest in nutrition and nothing else to do tomorrow and Friday could tune in to the live streaming of this conference in Switzerland.
Food For Thought: The Science & Politics of Nutrition
The Agenda for tomorow afternoon's session looks very interesting!

http://institute.swissre.com/events/foo ... html#tab_1

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Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Post by Stanley » 14 Jun 2018, 03:10

:good:
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