Is there any food nutritionally worse than pork scratchings? Part 2
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Is there any food nutritionally worse than pork scratchings?
They are great! With no nasty carbs and about 50/50 fat and protein, they are a perfect, highly nutrient-dense snack. Worse foods include banana milkshakes, fruit smoothies, bread and chocolate muffins. These are full of nasty sugars, which the liver has to change into fats (it doesn’t do a great job, so the cholest-erol profile worsens); processed fats such as vegetable oils; and starches that convert to sugars in the mouth and stomach, and have few nutrients.
According to Catherine Collins, chief dietitian at St George’s hospital in London: “Two-thirds of all the fat in a pork scratching is actually mono- and polyunsaturated fats, bene-ficial for heart health, with 13% of its fat coming from stearic acid, a type of saturated fat that doesn’t raise cholesterol levels:’ Also, “because what you’re eating is effectively concentrated collagen from skin, it has an amazingly high protein content to keep you feeling full, and benefits muscle and bone health.”
Ted Watson, Brighton