What is wrong with the Scottish diet?
Beside this, what are the problems with the Scottish diet?
There are a number of different types of cancer that are affected by the poor Scottish diet. Too much fat and insufficient fruit and vegetables contributes to coronary heart disease and stroke. Too much salt contributes to high blood pressure and the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
Additionally, what did my British ancestors eat? They typically ate a type of soup or stew called pottage, made from oats and sometimes including beans, peas, and vegetables such as turnips and parsnips. They kept pigs and sheep for meat and used the animals' blood to make black pudding (a dish made from blood, milk, animal fat, and oatmeal).
In this way, what did my Scottish ancestors eat?
In pre-industrial Scotland ordinary people had a fairly frugal diet of 'broses' made from barley, oats, beans and pease cooked in a cauldron over an open fire. Foods such as kale and porridge featured prominently ¬are now promoted as superfoods. In good times, people thrived on this limited but wholesome diet.
How does the NHS promote healthy eating?
The Eatwell Guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to: eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day (see 5 A Day) base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amounts.