New list of 49 foods to avoid includes some that seem healthy
By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – Fri, Feb 24, 2012
The New Zealand Medical Journal's new list of "non-essential, energy dense, nutritionally deficient" (aka NEEDNT) foods, aimed at helping educate obese people about foods to avoid, includes a number of usual suspects on the 'do not eat if you are dieting' list. Coming in at #1 (list is alphabetical, not in ascending/descending order of value) is alcohol, followed by biscuits, butter, cakes and chocolate.
But there are a few surprises among the 49 dietary offenders.
Take Muesli, that supposedly wholesome mix of oats and fruits and nuts. Turns out its almost as nutritionally bereft as a biscuit.