It's Oat so simple!

Hi Guys!

With the earlier 'Uncle Toby' and the shit of the Bull post still fresh in my mind I thought I'd have a peek at our old friends 'Uncle Quaker oats' website for their take on "Healthy" cereals when I almost spat my coffee all over my Laptop when I came across this little pearl of wisdom aimed at health care professionals..

"A good diet is important in helping control glucose levels. Building a healthful diet should start with plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. These foods are a good source of fiber and are often low in fat and cholesterol. Whole grains such as oatmeal are particularly good choices.

Eating foods that are a good source of fiber may keep your blood glucose from rising too fast after you eat (1-3). The American Diabetes Association recommends getting 25 - 30 grams of fiber from the foods you eat every day. Just one cup of cooked old-fashioned oatmeal gives you 4 grams of total fiber. Eating foods that are a good source of fiber, such as oatmeal, other whole grains, beans and legumes, may help maintain healthy blood glucose levels already within the normal range (4).

A healthy diet is an important component in managing diabetes. Before you make changes to your diet, you should always develop an appropriate plan with your healthcare provider, such as a registered dietician.."

What a load of tosh! how many of us well controlled diabetics could eat any of the above on none or minimal meds without seeing high numbers on our meters with all the nasties that accompany them?..The answer? none I would suggest.

I then stumble upon this 'Little Gem'

A section on the site regarding Heart health and fats advises...

"Other fats, however, can have a detrimental effect on your heart health. These fats are saturated and trans fatty acids. Foods containing these fats should be used sparingly. All fats, however, are a concentrated source of calories, so they can have a harmful effect on your weight. Fat, in general, should be eaten in moderation. But when choosing foods with fat, choose those higher in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats..."

Oh dear! Praise be to 'Uncle Quaker' for pointing this out,how very kind of them to have our health and best interests at heart..OR we can trust our way of lifestyle, we can trust our BG meters,our HbA1c's,our Lipid panels and our scales..we can trust the 'Blue sky thinking' professionals out there who fight tooth and nail to promote LCHF and disprove the rubbish mainstream advice.

I know which camp I'm in!


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