Victoria Taylor another Dietitian that gets it wrong.

We are pretty much retired these days so have to carefully budget our food bills. We love Waitrose food but cannot afford to buy all our supermarket requirements from them. Those that know me will know I’m not the controversial type, and I’m not confrontational (I leave that to Eddie) but in Waitrose today I picked up their ‘Waitrose Weekend’ free newspaper. An article there had me saying “Hey listen to this, it’s so wrong”

“On average we are eating the right amount of total fat, but not the right types,” says British Heart Foundation dietitian Victoria Taylor. Replacing saturated fat in your diet with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats will help lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol. “If you normally use animal fat or butter, switch to unsaturated oils like sunflower, rapeseed or olive” advises Taylor. “Cut visible fat off meat and switch to skimmed or 1% milk”

“Eating too much salt  is linked to raised blood pressure, another major risk factor for heart disease” says Taylor. You shouldn’t consume more than one level teaspoonful (6g) a day, according to the Department of Health. But 75% of the salt in our diet comes from processed foods such as bread, sauces, processed meat and ready meals, so always check labels, says the Waitrose magazine.

Low carbers don’t eat much processed food therefore unless salt is being poured over their food I don’t think they are overdoing it. And as for telling us to drop butter for rapeseed oil fats, for goodness sake, not for me thank you.

All the best Jan

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