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Friday, 15 April 2016

British Dietetic Association's Catherine Collins last to see the light?

"Pasta is just not the same without a delicious sauce to go with it.

And if you haven’t got the time, it’s usually your go-to dinner when you’ve got no food in the house.

But you may want to think again next time you leap for the Dolmio pasta sauce because apparently you’re only meant to eat it ‘occasionally’.

The company behind Dolmio’s pasta sauce, Mars food, is introducing a new label telling consumers its products are high in fat, salt and sugar and should only be eaten once a week." Reported here and just about every Newspaper and media outlet in the UK.



Maybe I am over reacting, but when one of the worlds largest makers of processed foods tells us to only eat one of their products once a week, I am wondering if anyone should eat the product, ever. The truth is, I have not ate any of the Mars group products in almost eight years, or any other food that comes from a factory more akin to a petro-chem plant, than the farm or the sea.

Clearly The British Dietetic Associations high profile and highly vocal dietitian Catherine Collins, does not agree with me. So many times we see dietitians promoting very poor dietary advice, until this ceases, the un-checked epidemics of obesity and the often linked type two diabetes will continue. 


Eddie


Collins on twitter today

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this Big Food renaging? I'd have thought the pasta was more of a concern on your part, that dreaded killer of humankind wheat,the pyramids and the Roman Empire were built by people living almost solely on it so it must be terrible for human physiology. Never mind the sauce Eddie, when the pasta gets a "eat once a week" rating then you can hoist the Low Carb flag of victory.

Lowcarb team member said...

Too right my friend, pasta is a low nutrient high carb/sugar junk food in my eyes, hence we don't eat it.

As for the ancient Egyptians and Romans, do you think what they ate is anything like the genetically modified wheat and junk bread and pasta being consumed today. Do some research on modern grains.

Regards Eddie

Anonymous said...

Looks like you swallowed that Wheat Belly bollocks hook, line and sinker Eddie, and you an angler to boot! I don't think the wheat in the UK is GMO yet but those farmyard quadrupeds have changed since ancient times that's for sure, let's hope you are not eating modern breeds, wild boar on the barby this weekend Eddie?

Lowcarb team member said...

"wild boar on the barby this weekend Eddie?"

I am giving serious thought into eating your liver with some Fava beans and a nice Chianti.

Now, you go and sell your junk food and factory produced gruel elsewhere. Leave the whole fresh food for me and other enlightened folks.

BTW Are you a dietitian or a big pharma rep? and why are your sort always anons?

Regards Eddie x

Anonymous said...

Give serious thought instead into how easy it is to fall into a "Dogma Groove", your last comment illustrates with flying colours your ability to do so.

Lowcarb team member said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
Give serious thought instead into how easy it is to fall into a "Dogma Groove", your last comment illustrates with flying colours your ability to do so."

I have given serious thought into what is the best food to eat, i.e. whole fresh home cooked food, you clearly disagree. You stick to factory made, and good health to you and yours.

Regards Eddie

Lowcarb team member said...

Anonymous said...
Is this Big Food renaging? I'd have thought the pasta was more of a concern on your part, that dreaded killer of humankind wheat,the pyramids and the Roman Empire were built by people living almost solely on it so it must be terrible for human physiology. Never mind the sauce Eddie, when the pasta gets a "eat once a week" rating then you can hoist the Low Carb flag of victory.

Yep Ancient Egyptians enjoyed all the health benefits of wheat like obesity, heart disease and diabetes

Graham

Passthecream said...

'Ancient Egyptians enjoyed all the health benefits of wheat like obesity, heart disease and diabetes'

Plus epidemic levels of tooth decay, arthritis, etc.

David Rhodes said...
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Kezzie said...

I do like pasta and pasta sauce although we don't eat it usually more than once a week. We are more likely to use pesto anyway but I'm not sure how much sugar that has.

David Rhodes said...

Well, Catherine, I thought you were a bit more educated than tha t! Your grammar and punctuation leave much to be desired; more and more I'm realising that diet opinion is linked to intelligence. Next time Catherine, just use your name. No need to go the anonymous route - we understand!

chris c said...

She is far from slim and none too healthy.

I make my own pasta sauce from bacon, mushrooms, multicoloured peppers, chillies, garlic, olives, ground beef or pork, tomato puree, paprika and oregano.

Then I don't use it with pasta but with broccoli, asparagus or runner beans depending on the season.

Lots of nutrients and very few carbs. A dietician's nightmare.

The Happy Whisk said...

Sauce from a jar? Eww. No thanks. Sugar, refined, organic, shma-ganic, I don't care. It's piss from a jar. Why would I eat that?

Galina L. said...

As far as I know most acidic foods brought from store contain sugar, if not, than there are some concentrated fruit juices, pureed raisins and such. However, I wouldn't worry too much about some tomato sauce splashed on eggplants or added into a zucchini noodles.