This has been put around today (obviously after Xmas excesses) and the message is clear (and correct)
Prof Chris Oliver
Eight in 10 middle-aged Britons ‘are overweight or exercise too little’
However when you read the piece nothing about diet as such and this comment from Diabetes UK
“Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious complications such as amputation, blindness, heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. We know how hard it is to change the habits of a lifetime, but we want people to seek the help they need to lose weight, stop smoking and take more exercise.”
and what do they suggest as better eating eh ? take a guess ?
Range of starchy foodsPotatoes, rice, pasta, bread, chapattis, naan and plantain all contain carbohydrate, which is broken down into glucose and used by your cells as fuel. Better options of starchy foods – such as wholegrain bread, wholewheat pasta and basmati, brown or wild rice – contain more fibre, which helps to keep your digestive system working well. They are generally more slowly absorbed (that is, they have a lower glycaemic index, or GI), keeping you feeling fuller for longer.
Try to include some starchy foods every day.
two slices of multigrain toast with a scraping of spread and Marmite or peanut butter
rice, pasta or noodles in risottos, salads or stir-fries
potatoes any way you like – but don’t fry them – with the skin left on for valuable fibre. Choose low-fat toppings, such as cottage cheese or beans
baked sweet potato, with the skin left on for added fibre
boiled cassava, flavoured with chilli and lemon
then of course we have this which is going to do more harm than good and massively increase inflammation
Foods high in fat and sugar
Food high i_n fat and sugar food groupYou can enjoy food from this group as an occasional treat in a balanced diet, but remember that sugary foods and drinks will add extra calories – and sugary drinks will raise blood glucose – so opt for diet/light or low-calorie alternatives. Or choose water – it’s calorie free!_
Fat is high in calories, so try to reduce the amount of oil or butter you use in cooking. Remember to use unsaturated oils, such as sunflower, rapeseed or olive oil, as these types are better for your heart.
The less often, the better.