The Low-Fat Foods industry is under siege. There seems to be a growing backlash against current thinking on the effects of saturated fat in our food. For years, food companies have persuaded us to pay more and more for reduced-fat food products because saturated fats were portrayed as dangerous to our health. Now, it seems, the tables are turning as some doctors and nutritionists speak out in support of saturated fats. So, are low-fat foods good for our health, or just good for business? Let's discuss!
Topic Specific Vocabulary.
Ideas to develop your discussion.
Discuss the video's conclusions in English with a friend or colleague.
- More discussion questions:
- - Do you try to eat healthily? If so, how do you do this?
- - What do you think a 'balanced diet' is?
- - What is the best food to eat if you are trying to become healthier?
Some useful vocabulary:
to cut down on something (verb) – to reduce, to eat (or drink) less of a particular food
nutritious (adj.) - containing substances that are good for our health
junk food (noun) – unhealthy food, typically with high levels of salt or sugar
'five a day' - the five portions of fruit or vegetables that we should eat every day