We are assaulted nowadays with dietary advice from the Government, the NHS, various medical ‘experts’, Uncle Tom Cobley and all.
I well remember our family coffee being switched to caffeine free on medical advice, 10 years later a new study announced that caffeine free coffee was linked to an increased risk of some form of cancer, cue panic as we had by then been drinking it for near 10 years.
Alcohol was, we were told, the devils own brew, and we would be better off drinking battery acid than imbibing the demon drink. Cue a new study a few years down the line which had discovered that moderate drinking could in fact be more beneficial than total abstinence.
The latest advice which has been thrown into disarray, was the long held advice that dairy products and saturated fat were a near certain death sentence. Some study has just concluded that people cutting out saturated fats have instead been eating more carbohydrates and are consequently suffering from increased incidence of obesity, which they deem even more harmful than the saturated fat intake would have been.
No doubt in twenty years or so, a new scientific study will conclude that a full English breakfast, followed by a dinner of McDonald’s, and a good Chinese takeaway will be the finest diet the human body could find, and that anyone eating fruit and vegetables will have done untold damage to themselves.
The moral of the story, eat and drink whatever you like in moderation.