It seems to me that this article, while reviewed by a nutritionist for health, needed to be reviewed by someone who argues against highly processed foods. With the exception of the deli meats, everything has been processed so much that it resembles nothing like it once was. I agree with all of the comments here about fat in milk/dairy. People NEED it and the problem for most people with weight issues is the sheer volume that we take in. Lets not change our eating habits, Oh No, that would make sense. Lets encourage people to eat as much of the 0 Fat dairy products that don't satisfy our hunger as they would like (just not over calories!) and "Light" bread, another industry constructed word that lets people feel better about eating more than they should because its "Light" instead of the lesser processed regular bread which actually sates.
As for buying whole wheat pasta with Omega-3's...How about encouraging the eating of Wild salmon with the whole wheat pasta instead of yet another highly processed food with something in it that no Chinese or Italian pasta maker in history would have touched?
How about an article that discusses the MERITS of whole grains, whole fats and whole foods in general over their "Light" and "Low Fat/No Fat" counterparts? People lived healthy, full lives for thousands of years eating real, whole foods and it would be wonderful to see Spark acknowledge this.
- 3/19/2010 2:24:50 PM