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BBC Bulletproof Bias

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by LittleGreyCat, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do like alliteration.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48692763

    "However, Aisling Pigott, a registered dietician, and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association (BDA), is critical.

    "Bulletproof coffee is not something I'd ever recommend, because it's introducing extra calories and extra fat in a way that isn't providing any other nutritional value," she says.

    "There is no benefit to adding butter to your coffee. With a Bulletproof coffee-based breakfast you're missing out on what you're getting from a food-based breakfast - there is no protein, vitamins or minerals."
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter

    "
    Nutritional value per 1 US Tbsp (14.2g)
    Energy
    101.8 kcal (426 kJ)
    Carbohydrates
    0.01 g
    Sugars 0.01 g
    Fat
    11.52 g
    Saturated 7.294 g
    Trans 0.465 g
    Monounsaturated 2.985 g
    Polyunsaturated 0.432 g
    Protein
    0.12 g
    Vitamins Quantity%DV
    Vitamin A equiv.
    12%
    97.1 μg
    Vitamin A 355 IU
    Vitamin B12
    1%
    0.024 μg
    Vitamin E
    2%
    0.33 mg
    Vitamin K
    1%
    0.99 μg
    Other constituents Quantity
    Cholesterol
    30.5 mg
    "

    Nope - no vitamins or protein there!
    I wonder what it takes to be "a registered dietitian, and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association (BDA)"?

    I don't think that minerals are normally listed in nutritional information but ICBW.

    Seriously, though; describing butter (the concentrated goodness of milk which is amazingly nutritious), as "of no benefit" does smack of a very political slant to nutrition.

    [Me culpa -just read her name as Ailing Bigot for some reason.]
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Serious stupidity?

    One I was interacting with on twitter claimed that bread wasn't a processed food... you couldn't make it up..
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    "Food based breakfast". So, babies have liquid breakfasts. I will carry on having a healthy fuel based breakfast rather than an unhealthy sugar based (aka "healthy whole grain" out of an orange box) breakfast, thank you. Which means I won't be hungry or need more sugar based fuel two hours later.

    Seriously, have you seen what they have to add to bread and to breakfast cereals just so they can put a "Healthy" stamp on the packaging?
     
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  4. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    More anti-keto propaganda.
     
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  5. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing that and laughing my head off at the lunacy then seeing the backtrack just made me howl even more.

    I’ll admit when I first saw about bulletproof coffee I was a skeptic but then I was suffering from Ancelitis so I thought most fat was bad. How wrong I was. Most RD’s honestly have their heads stuck in the sand and don’t know anything really about biochemistry so it just ends up with them regurgitating information that has been debatable for decades.
     
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  6. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Well, she's an expert... so couldn't possibly be wrong.
     
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  7. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    'Expert Dietitian'? Isn't that the same as 'Military Inteligence' or 'Political Communication'? All oxymorons.
     
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  8. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    what do they have to add to bread?
     
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  9. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Begs the question.......why would you put butter in coffee?????? Butter is for bread and toast :)
     
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  10. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, not that much if you do the proper versions with strong wheat flour, oil for flexibility, and some food for the yeast.
    Much like good beer with just malt, hops and water (and yeast of course).

    However getting the wheat ready is a long hard grind.........

    Malting barley is also an industrial process.

    Mashing the malt to release the enzymes and convert the starch to fermentable sugar is also processing.

    So there is a difference between processed (needs work turning the basic raw materials into a usable form) and being stuffed full of additives to try and preserve some flavour and texture whilst increasing shelf life.
     
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  11. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :)Ah! The Type 1 perspective! :)

    Weuns don't eat bread.
     
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  12. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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  13. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :) still the question is there!
     
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  14. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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  15. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The idea is that butter being very energy dense makes it ideal for a quick refuelling for the fat adapted. Even a breakfast substitute. Personally I just have double cream, but actually butter does taste ok. Very smooth.
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    Interesting but I bake all my own bread - all it contains is flour (from a local mill when possible), water and a little bit of salt. I have a sourdough starter which contains all the yeast I need. I still consider this processed ... but then so is coffee and butter,
     
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  17. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for that....but still ewwwww lol :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  18. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    If you haven't patented this "Ancelitis", I'm afraid I will be using this from now on.
     
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  19. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not really much different to cream, in essence. But yes I get that most folk would cringe at the idea. As I say, it’s not for me, but many people enjoy it and it’s completely harmless. In fact it’s nutritious.
     
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  20. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Mushrooms cooked in butter :hungry::happy:
     
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