Interesting article but again I find it worrying that health officials are supporting the option of introducing vitamin D into breakfast cereals. Have they looked at the nutrition of breakfast cereals lately? So they are advocating putting a much needed vitamin into a food that adults, and more importantly children should probably avoid. Next thing, they'll be advocating putting vitamin D into McDonalds foods and carbonated soft drinks just because these are food products that a lot of people eat.
Am I just grumpy today, or what?
Must be the effect of Christmas and all the promotional material from supermarkets I've been reading lately. Has anyone ever done this - next time you're looking at a supermarket catalogue just take a good look at how many pages you have to turn before you get to the REAL food. I'll even include meat in that definition. In order to get to the real food you have to pass chocolates, chips, soft drink, chocolates again, soft drink, chocolate, processed biscuits, lollies, soft drink, chips, energy drinks, processed fruit drink, packaged water, muesli bars, chocolate drink, fruit roll ups, chocolate cereal, cheese spread in a jar, chocolate cereal, jelly. And because this is a Christmas catalogue there is NO fresh produce (except meat and seafood). Broccoli does not get a mention. Although foods like chocolate and soft drinks are not the foods to eat for good health, if Christmas only came once a year (oh, and it does), then these foods would be balanced out with the rest of our healthy eating during the year. However, I've made a point of looking at these catalogues for the past few months, and surprise, it's Christmas every month of the year. Just who is driving our food choices? Has anyone seen broccoli on sale at half price lately? Not at our "fresh food people" store, or the other one either.
Anyway, I'm exhausted from my ranting. Would be interested if anyone notices the same trends in their country.