Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Eating Well

The Eatwell Plate

The government produced some guidance back in 2007 about what should go on our plates.  The Sunday Times reported on this this week (‘The Dish’ magazine Feb 2016) and talked about the controversy that has raged over the advice given to go with this plate.  We are told that an ‘upgrade’ is due, but are expecting much more of the same. 

The low fat, high simple carb, low salt, fizzy drink approach just doesn’t work. This is why you will see the ‘Harvard Plate’ stuck in the gyms – we find this to be much more in line with current thinking.

So, what are we to do when even the government’s advice is, at best, dubious?  The same article gives some great guidelines:

• Eat foods that are as close to their natural state as possible, raw is good 
• Avoid pesticides by choosing organic as often as you can
• Avoid ‘ready meals’ with all their packaging, processing and additives.
• Cook from scratch whenever you can
• Leave the fizzy drinks – go for water – it wins every time!
• Eat fruit and veg. 
• Avoid white carbs (white bread, white rice, white pasta, sugar)

Just make sure that what you put in your mouth nourishes your body. 
‘Will this do me any good’?  (and if you’re not sure – please ask us!) 

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