The Final Words on Nutrition
In the beginning God covered the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, with green, yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so His children of the Earth could � if they so wished � live long and healthy lives.
But humankind it its short-sightedness� used God�s bountiful gifts to create Dairy Ice Cream and Magnums. But even that wasn�t enough and after a while people said: �Ah, but I want hot fudge with that! Some just said yes and others said: �I�ll have one too with chocolate chips�. And lo, the weight of those who partook in these treats started to increase rapidly.
God in His/Her infinite wisdom helped them to create healthy yoghurts, so that both men and women should keep their figures.
But humankind invented white flour from the wheat and sugar from the cane they had been given. They combined them and people�s sizes increased even more.
So God said to them: �How about my fresh green salads?� But humankind invented blue cheese dressings and garlic croutons on the side. They were so much more appetising that very soon men and women had to unfasten their belts after one of those repasts.
God then said: �I have sent you healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them�.
But humankind brought forth deep fried coconut king prawns, butter-dipped lobster chunks and chicken fried steak, so big they required their own platters; as a result people�s cholesterol levels went through the roof.
Then God brought forth the potato; naturally low in fat and brimming with potassium and good nutrition.
But humankind peeled off the healthy skin and sliced the starchy centre into chips and deep-fried them in animal fats adding copious quantities of salt. And people put on even more weight.
Then God helped them to invent running shoes so that his Earth children might lose those extra pounds.
But humankind invented cable TV with remote controls, so they would no longer have to get up and change the channels. They laughed and cried with joy before the flickering light and started wearing stretch jogging suits.
And God gave them lean beef so that they might consume fewer calories and still satisfy their appetites.
But humankind responded by creating McDonalds and delicacies like double cheeseburger. Even that wasn�t enough for them, they wanted to have chips with such things, not only that, they invented super size chips.
God helped them to create a National Health Service. When too many people experienced cardiac arrests, he taught them heart by-pass surgery. When he felt that his children of the Earth had suffered enough, he awakened them to the fact that good nutrition is of the greatest importance.
THE FINAL WORD ON NUTRITION
After an extensive review of all the research literature I could lay my hands on, here�s my final word on nutrition and health.:
1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
5. Even the Germans, who drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats, suffer fewer heart attacks than we do.
6. The French indulge in foie-gras, full fat cheese and drink red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
My advice is: Eat and drink what you like. It seems to me that it�s the speaking of English that is the killer.
Here endeth the Lesson.