Breakfast & Food for Thought
Just read an interesting book, "Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal" where Terence Kealy claims that forgoing a "serious" breakfast could be beneficial. He claims that the concept of breakfast (i.e. eating as soon as you get up) being the most important meal of the day is a myth perpetrated by the likes of the Kellogg brothers and by the makers of breakfast cereals.
This is a huge departure from common belief.
But we have been encouraged to base our food consumption on what's called the Mediterranean Diet (heavy on vegetables and grain, easy on the fat and protein). Friends who were brought up in "Continental" households e.g children of Italian or Greek migrants, eat very little for breakfast. (Think Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti in Venice, coffee & biscotti on rising and a delicious little tramezzino at around 11.00 a.m.) Doesn't look so silly, does it?
I’ve been trying it. It gives me time to unload the dishwasher.
Other food books read in the last month are...
The Angry Chef: Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating - by Anthony Warner (appeals to my cynicism of super-foods and new age fads. He also does a blog. Warning – he rants and says f..k a lot to illustrate his point.)
French Children Don't Throw Food - Pamela Druckerman (The idea is to teach them to be involved and includes a delicious biscuit recipe that children can make themselves.)
Toxic Oil: why vegetable oil will kill you and how to save yourself - David Gillespie (Did “Sugar” now onto vegetable oils. Passionate, partisan but makes sense.)
1/10/2017 06:58:09 pm
Catherine, you have made so many good points in this blog re breakfast and fad foods. As you know I now rarely eat breakfast before 11.00 am and have no lunch and I am feeling a lot better.
15/10/2017 09:21:07 pm
I really do not like breakfast but if I don't have it get too hungry--usually mid morning.
16/10/2017 11:04:20 am
So perhaps the Italians etc. have a point. Have a tea or coffee and snack mid morning. Might feel good.
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