Caution over consuming excess of so-called ‘healthy’ foods

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ By News Highland – May 17, 2013 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest WhatsApp Caution over consuming excess of so-called ‘healthy’ foods Pinterestcenter_img News Google+ We are at risk of piling on the pounds even if we are eating foods marketed as ‘healthy’.That is the findings of a study carried out by a team at the University of Ulster which has shown that people believe they can eat more of the foods that are deemed better for us.The research also indicates that many people assume that foods with certain health claims are lower in calories than they actually are.Cliodhna Foley Nolan of Safefood Ireland says those tested consumed up to 30 to 80 percent more of the perceived healthier product.”They were given say two types of – say – cereal, or two types of drink, or two types of coleslaw; one which was called a healthier versions and one which was called standard” she said.”In fact, the two of them were the exact same amount of calories”.”But we found that when they thought that something was healthier, or had been marketed as that, that they ate a lot more of it” she added. Previous articleGovernment warned of few options with pension levyNext articleNational Council for Special Education releases new report News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img