For those concerned about diet and health there is an interesting long read from the Telegraph that I’ve copied and made into a pdf.
I’ve long known that the breads sold today are bad for our health - many corrupted by the Chorley Wood Process (see article). And many years ago OH started making sourdough breads in preference to what we can buy.
The other key thread of the article is sugar and cancer - like Melissa Sharp in the article, I was appalled at the quality of the food in Atkinson Morley hospital where my brother underwent brain surgery to remove a tumour. I used to take him in freshly juiced veg smoothies to give him some nutrition and to try and counteract the damage being done by the sugar products. I would have an organic veg juice bar in every hospital reception in the country if I were Health Minister.
We are sourdough converts too…and leftover starter sourdough pizza tonight!
Interesting re sugar and cancer. I thought it was a bit of a myth, and perhaps more to do with general bad diet and obesity rather than sugar per se. However a friend has just been diagnosed, and her doctor told her to reduce sugar in her diet as much as she could and aim to flatten out GI spikes. So maybe this is becoming more mainstream?
I have several e-friends who are convinced that eating any pure sugar sends them into inflammatory meltdown (we share an inflammatory disease). And whilst I agree wholeheartedly about nutrition, and have a pin-up of Tim Spector, I find the mental boost of a Paris-Breat outweighs everything!