I have spent a lot of blogging time over the summer extolling the virtues of eating more fruit and vegetables. (See all these blogs by clicking on “EMFV” in the TAG CLOUD).
All of my efforts were based on Government advice given out in April this year that five a day was just not enough and you needed to eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables every day to stay at peak dietary health levels.
Goodness knows five was hard enough but seven took a lot of eating. Plus the persistence to find all those choke berries that no-one had ever heard of in the village corner shop. Then there was all the miles walking up and down the aisles at Tesco and Sainbury’s and Morrisons and Asda and Waitrose and Aldi and Lidl. Thank goodness for the wife – she’s a treasure and two stone lighter after all that exercise.
What a pity then that a researcher studying all the other researchers studying fruit and veg has now concluded that seven a day may be going a bit too far because the benefits of extra fruit and veg level off with higher consumption.
Mind you this later study was based on data from 833,000 people and was collected over 26 years. So those people probably explain why so many supermarket shelves are empty of all but the bruised fruit at the end of the day.
The study of studies was done by the nutty Professor Hu of Harvard School of Public Health. He still recommends eating lots of nuts. So as I will not be eating so much fruit and veg in future, I have asked the wife to stock up on family size bars of Cadbury’s whole nut chocolate which as the jingle goes ……………..
“Nuts, whole hazelnuts, Cadbury make them and they cover them with chocolate”
So now I’m totally confused with all this Government advice and have no idea whether I will be more or less healthy without all the rabbit food. But I am fairly confident that I will be happier with all the chocolate.