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Truth about fat, sugar and calories ....

Just been viewing a series of The truth about ... programmes on BBC. Bikerman got me hooked on BBC iPlayer suggesting we look at a programme on Sex and the Church. Which is pretty worthwhile viewing. I then got to click through the rest of BBC iPlayer offerings and the "Truth about ..." sugar, fat and calories really grabbed me. I first started on fat and it was so good, I progressed to sugar in no time and am now viewing the one on calories.

Only problem is that mostly only people from Britain can view the programmes. I'm fortunate as I have a really good VPN and am on its "fastest from Britain (via US)" selection. Probably one of the nicest players I've seen yet. Think YouTube probably will need to beef up to be even 25% as good as this player. Most of all I like the absence of advertisements in the shows as well as high standard of production by professionals.

The programme on the Truth about Fat is recommended viewing. I feel extra good about eating salmon now. I knew it had some good fats in it, but learned from the programme on fat that salmon contains Omega 3 which is a healthy fat. Totally interesting is that industry is trying to develop a dry micro algae from sources in the ocean for animal feed, so we can get dairy products with Omega 3 in it. Haha .... soon we'll probably get labels on milk bottles saying it contains x% Omega 3 in it, or "Omega 3 rich mutton". Also interesting is that fats from dairy seems to be protective as far as Diabetes is concerned so people are moving to full fat dairy again.

The programme on the Truth about Sugar was equally educational. Didn't realize how harmful squeezed fresh fruit juices could be in trying to keep sugar consumption down, and how too much sugar can lead to obesity. Also how much sugar there is in frozen meals, sauces and breakfast cereals and how over consumption of fizzy sodas can lead to a condition of fatty liver.

Next on my list is Truth about Calories. I've always known that not all calories are equal, and am looking forward to what science has to say about this subject as well.

9 blog comments below

Thanks Dean. I am going to try to download the BBC iPlayer and view those programs.
standready on Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:08 pm
Ah I tried it and had no luck. Not available for where I live. BBC do have some really great documentary. I watched some good World war 2 documentary. Also There are some really good BBC Comedy series like Mind your language.
dude_xyx on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:55 pm
True. One has to have a VPN/Proxy to download it with a UK IP. I'm really glad I have one, saw some really quality programs featured on BBC 1. Now I no longer need to travel to the UK to see really excellent TV.

What should be noted though is that the programmes on fat, calories and sugar have an expiration date of approx 17 days from today.
deanhills on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:14 pm
I can't view!!
Found this article about the "Truth about Calories" show
I think it covers the most points of the program.
standready on Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:13 pm
@Stand. Your article and show are better than the one I had with iPlayer. Looks as though Dr. Tulleken had created more than one version of the show. Yours is better. Thanks for posting the link. Cool
deanhills on Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:49 pm
standready on Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:30 pm
Awesome Stand. Haha .... that lady who did the fat show probably is not as widely published as the others. Dr. Tulleken for example looks like someone who has been round the block media wise a number of times. Very Happy
deanhills on Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:49 pm
There is an easier way to view it ( also works from Germany Very Happy ):
amagard on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:57 am
Awesome Amagard. Thanks for posting the video. Cool
deanhills on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:35 pm

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