I was delighted to read yesterday, in the very highly esteemed BMJ (British Medical Journal) an article about Saturated fat. Saturated fat is found in dairy products and red meat among others. It is not the evil food product that causes us to have heart attacks. The article even goes so far as to mention some health benefits of such foods. The real baddies are sugar, low fat foods and statins. Now the article does not say go and eat as much cheese as you like but it was good to read something in such a quality publication that backs up similar articles I have read in other sources. You can read the article here.
I did have some sugar today which was annoying but I was very hungry and in a rush so I had an egg and bacon mayonnaise sandwich. There was sugar in the mayonnaise, I assume. However, having it with the egg and bacon did not cause a blood sugar spike and this sandwich kept me going for 5 hours. It was a very mild and even sunny day in London today. Near the office is a huge development of expensive apartments and amongst them are several of these statues. I rather like them. They are very large. I popped in here for a browse. This shop is a pop up and only here for 6 weeks. It sells a weird and wonderful assortment of outdoor lighting and furniture. Lovely candles. My colleagues and I are quite fascinated by these flats. They cost between 1 and 6 million pounds which seems extraordinary. The lower floors are not very private either – you can see straight in! Another large head. This is my favourite one as I love the marbling and you can see how the smooth head has been carved from the solid rock. I had an Espresso and a Croque Monsieur from Paul’s which was really good. I was conscious that I had eaten no plant food all day. It is difficult to buy ready made salad without sugary dressings so I really must make more effort to take my own in. I didn’t fancy salad when I got home. I felt very tired (I have had a tough 2 days at work with very long hours) and wanted something comforting. I steamed some cauliflower, broccoli and carrots. Then made a cheese sauce to cover them which I then topped with grated cheese and lots of black pepper. Delicious.
So I have probably had too much cheese today as the BMJ definitely did NOT say to go ahead and shovel tons of saturated fats down your throat. But at least I didn’t go for the sugary processed carbs which I could easily have done a few weeks ago 🙂