I was recently very lucky to do some filming for the BBC Food channel, to support them in creating three short videos for their website on a variety of nutrition topics.
The whole point in the videos that were created, was that they would help to uncover the truth about the foods that we eat and I would be able to bust some myths on screen. We focused specifically on topics that were often covered in the media and during these videos specifically I discussed:
Carbohydrates – How to eat carbs and stay healthy
Packed lunches – How you can make a healthier packed lunch and
Protein – Should I Eat More Protein at Breakfast
I have written already about two of my videos – Protein at breakfast and having a healthy packed lunch and today I’m going to be showing you my video all about “How to eat carbs and stay healthy”.
A good friend of mine and colleague Priya Tew also filmed her own videos for the series too and these were mainly on a variety of child and family nutrition topics.
How to eat carbs and stay healthy?
One of the biggest topics discussed in the media is carbohydrates. We tend to have two groups of people – those who are anti carbohydrates and those who agree that carbohydrates are important for health and wellbeing. Of course, being a non extremist (;-)) I fit into the latter group.
Carbohydrates can be a healthy, filling and delicious food group and although many people tend to cut them out for many reasons related to ‘health’. However most people (as long as they are not coeliac) could benefit from just looking at the TYPE and the AMOUNT of carbohydrates they eat, rather than cutting out this nutritious food group entirely.
That’s why I was super excited to cover this topic for BBC Food to try and help busy some myths about carbohydrates and our health. I actually found that I learnt a lot about carbohydrates in the researching of this video, especially in relation to how cooking can affect digestion and absorption.
Do take a look at the video below and let me know if you enjoy it and if you learn anything new?
I absolutely loved filming with the BBC for this series of videos and I really hope to work with them on some more in the future.