SUPER-FOOD SLAMMED

The tastiest food ever isn’t for those who want to live forever:

A friend reckons he has it good. His partner cooks a bacon-hash brown fry-up for breakfast every day. “Are you sure?” I said. “Cause that’s exactly what I would feed my partner if I wanted to bump him off!”

It is easy to fall into the trap of giving people you love lots of ultra-processed, high-kilojoule, nutrient-poor foods because they like them. But immediate pleasure comes at a cost.

When the food your loved ones eat is of poor nutritional quality, their odds of developing tooth decay, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers increase. Is that what you really want for them?

It would be nice if food-busybodies minded their own business: everybody knows that bacon, with its exceptional taste, can’t be good for you.

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