Are you a bit confused about what constitutes a healthy diet? Well you’re certainly not alone. There are so many so-called ‘experts’ peddling their own diets or espousing a particular way of eating, that it’s bamboozling to know what to eat. So many questions abound: should you add butter to your coffee, eliminate gluten, cut out fructose, go low carb or simply drink water? Heck, it’s even confusing for us health professionals to stay on top of all the latest crazes. Nevertheless, there are some sure-fire ways to spot a dodgy diet. Here are some of the red flags you should watch out for:
There has been much debate in recent years about what our national food is. Some say the lamington, others say the meat pie and some say pavlova. Well, I say it’s baked beans. Not only are they healthy, they’re also downright delicious. Even Warney thought so, and presumably still does. The ex-spinner once controversially organised for 1,900 cans of baked beans (as along with tinned spaghetti) to be flown over to India during a Test Series because he didn’t like the Indian cuisine. Warney knew a good thing when he saw it.
Banana, Oat and Oat Bran Pancakes
Here's a healthier take on an old favourite.
What is it?
Traditional style Weet-Bix made with a number of different wholegrains.
Nutritional info per 48g (2 x biscuits) serve:
778Kj, 5.1g protein, 2.0g fat, 0.9g saturated fat, 34.2g carbohydrates, 4.8g sugar, 4.3g fibre, 125mg sodium.