The recent rise in the prevalence of obesity is now a major medical, social and political issue. It is a problem facing most western societies. Twenty per cent of adults are obese with BMI>30. In the US it is calculated that adults put on 0.8Kg per year.
Imagine your mashed potatoes without butter, pasta sauce without cream or Sunday roast without the roast potatoes. There is no doubt that fat helps to add taste to food but fat is the most calorific of all nutrients and the best way to enjoy it is in small amounts.
We take a look at the well establised trends in diets as well as look at what the latest diet fads around the corner are.