Did anyone see "food unwrapped" the other night? Its a real eye opener as to what really goes into our processed goods. The last episode said that processed "cheese" slices only have about 10 per cent actual cheese in them and some dont even have any!!! That and cornflakes having all the goodness taken out so they then have to put it back in in the form of added vitamins and minerals. One of these was iron, but the actual metal form of it, not the natural form found in meat etc.
Think we need to start a "real food" movement in this country and stop eating all this manufactured gunk - I believe this plus eating too much sugar to be the real cause of heart disease. How can our bodies run on next to nothing in the way of vitamins and minerals contained in all the processed crap and fake tasting fruit and veg forced upon us by the supermarkets. No wonder all our parts are wearing out.
Have just returned from a 5 week trip to France and boy does the food taste so much better there! Delicious fruit and veg in season, really fresh, all sorts of shapes and sizes. Meat tastes like meat used to taste years ago. Animals raised on fantastic looking pasture and look so content. Cakes brought from the patisserie made from quality ingredients (occasional treats, not eaten every single day). Delicious slow risen bread. Wonderful fish and seafood, some from UK (we apparently ship most of ours abroad!). No wonder the French have one of the lowest heart disease rates in the world, yet they eat butter, cheese, pate de foie gras and other fats to their heart's content.
We need to follow this example in this country and stop blindly eating Americanised junk devoid of any real nutrients. Real, nutrient rich food is what we need, not faddy diets.