I have been charged with the post of Administrator to the Healthy Eating platform; I hope that I shall be able to make a useful and constructive contribution. I will introduce myself here as the profile page doesn’t seem to like me.
I am a retired engineer having now reached the ripe old age of 82 and take no medication except food as instructed by Hippocrates. I avoid manufactured food like the plague which includes the seed oils, (Sunflower, Rape seed etc., and the associated spreads) but eat a wide range of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese. I make all of the wholemeal bread in the house and get our whole, unpasteurised milk direct from an organic dairy farm. We follow the recommendations as set out by the late Surgeon Captain T.L. Cleave FRCP who coined the name of the modern disease “The Saccharine Disease”; the over-consumption of refined carbohydrates. I invite you to read about him on the Internet.
Yesterday, while my wife did her shopping, I took a walk around our local street market with my camera and photographed some of the wonderful seasonal food which was available there. Many of the merchants actually grow their own produce and I counted ten that were registered organic producers.
Have you a favourite farmers’ market or street market near you? Perhaps you like a seasonal vegetable that is not featured in the photographs and lastly a tasty way of cooking and presenting vegetables with your meals.
What do you do to ensure a good supply of fruit throughout the year?
Do you have a kitchen garden and what do you grow?
I look forward to you all sharing your ideas and experiences.