Do you ever ponder on food and health reports and wish you lived in a different age… preferably 50 years ago? Current views are that brown toast, potatoes and parsnips are no longer considered good for us. It is reported that they cause cancer together with a list of other ailments. Apparently starchy food should be cooked golden yellow to cut our intake of a possible cancer-causing chemical. Is there anything these days that doesn’t bring on cancer? There was no mention in the report that we would have to eat almost 400 slices of burnt toast to encourage those cancer cells to work.
Years ago we were advised to eat burnt toast because there was something in it (I believe it was carbon but I’m not sure) that was good for our digestive system.
I wonder how I have lasted this long since chips, roast potatoes and toast have been part of my diet for a lifetime! Not so much parsnips, so perhaps I am safe from something. The good news is that I haven’t eaten bread or toast for some time so I might well be able to look ahead to some reasonable health.
Quite honestly, I get tired of hearing that this and that is harmful. We got on awfully well before scientists got to work although, admittedly, people died at younger ages. These days people seem scared over the least little thing and will run to see the doctor – or they would if they could get an appointment. Three weeks is the norm where I live and people complain bitterly. Why? Because it is their right to see a doctor and they want to see him immediately, never once thinking that sheer numbers of unnecessary visits are responsible for the current situation. Got a cold? Go see the doc! Unnecessary when, in many cases a visit to the chemist would provide them with the necessary medication. Oh, I forgot.... buying from the chemist costs money whereas here in the UK getting a prescription from the doctor comes free!
Well, I’m doing my bit to alleviate the pressure on doctors but that’s only because there’s no need to pay him a call. I guess one day I will join the crowd and demand an early appointment. I shall have a lot more to say then!