...is it just me, or is the official nutritional guidance we're given often kind of terrible?
Today there's been a BBC news story
about the benefits of fibre. So far so good, but I'm staring at the NHS nutritional advice
Everyone tells you to eat fruits and vegetables to get fibre. Has anyone looked at the amount of fibre that's actually in most fruits and vegetables? I eat over ten portions (that's 800g) of fruits and vegetables a day, and struggle with my fibre goal. Yesterday's 11 portions of fruit and veg got me a whole... 14g of fibre. That's less than half of the new goal.
Similarly, 'a small handful of nuts can have up to 3g of fibre'. Well, yes, a 'small handful' of nuts can indeed provide you with 3g of fibre; if you're defining 'small handful' as 28g, and I imagine everyone here knows exactly how small a handful that really is. It's also 160 calories. So anyone eating enough nuts and seeds to have a noticeable effect on their fibre intake will also be consuming a LOT of extra calories.
Why do they do this? Do the official nutritionists actually know ANYTHING about nutrition?!