Can we tackle ‘the demons in our #diet’? – BBC programme helps us find the answers
The BBC Radio 4 broadcast 25 April ‘The Life Scientific’ is worth a listen. Graham MacGregor has spent much of his career campaigning tirelessly to persuade the food industry to reduce the demons in our diet – firstly salt, and now sugar.
To hear the interview with Graham MacGregor on tackling the demons in our diet go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n2ltq
The food we eat is the greatest cause of death and illness worldwide. The main culprits – salt, sugar and fat – are now so embedded in our diet, in the form of processed foods, that most of us consume far too much.
Of note to some of us (me included) is the contention that high blood pressure is simply a consequence of too much salt not a natural consequence of ageing. Graham and others campaigning on this topic has had some success. As a nation we now eat thirty thousand tonnes less salt each year than we did fifteen years ago, saving the NHS a staggering £1.5 billion per year.
Is it now time to turn our attention to sugar?
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