The officials also warned people not to rely on supposedly healthy “juicing” diets for their nutrition. Fruit juices and smoothies should be limited to a
Fiber helps the body digest food, as well as keeping people feeling fuller for longer. Fiber is also known to protect against certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes. One in nine cases of bowel cancer is linked to eating too little fiber.
The guide also urges Britons to eat less cake, biscuits, and sweets, red and processed meat, and dairy. However, Terry Jones, of the Provision Trade Federation, told Farmers Weekly this was a "kick in the teeth" for hard-pressed dairy farmers.
He added: "I find it staggering that, at a time when ministers are expressing support for the sector, an agency of government should not only encourage consumers to reduce consumption of dairy products, but also seemingly ignore the positive role they can play in public health."