Food Chamber: Some foodstuffs unnecessarily demonised

SOME foodstuffs are unnecessarily demonised despite being the safest they have ever been,, said Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) Director Jarmila Halgašová at a press conference July 16.

(Source: Sme )

According to Halgašová , myths are also circulating about so-called fortified foods. However, fortified food is regular food made in a way that ensures it contains, apart from regular ingredients, some with a significant health effect on the human body.

She went on that they emerged in Japan as early as in 1991. Such foodstuffs were developed with the aim of achieving optimum nutrition and having a favourable effect on people’s mental and physical state.

“It is not right to try to define ideal nutrition based on the amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fats,” Halgašová said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “Never-ending diets and books on losing weight are trying to offer perfect recipes with an exact amount of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. In reality, however, the most important thing for our health is the quality and amount of food we eat along with how often and in what ratio.”

PKS is an interest group of legal entities set up by food companies operating in Slovakia with the aim of advocating the common interests of the food industry at the level of state and non-government institutions. PKS, which has been operating since September 2002, is a voluntary organisation with 47 members.

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