Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Reader's Letter Of The Day

From The Metro:

The best way to get people to eat more fruit and vegetables would be to redefine toast as a fruit.

Andy, South Yorkshire.


A K Haart said...

So toast and marmalade becomes two fruits - I like it.

Derek said...

Why isn't this man Minister of Health?

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, you could go for raspberry and strawberry jam on toast, include the butter and that's four a day, two slices of that and you are ahead of the game.

D, because he has a sense of humour?

Bayard said...

Well, half a can of baked beans is already two of your five a day, so yer full English is three with the tomato, four if you have mushrooms and the full five with the reclassified toast.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, nah, that's double counting the tomatoes (in baked bean sauce, presumably one of your two in the half-tin).

But if you have potato waffles, that's technically a vegetable, and a cup of coffee made from coffee beans, I think you can round that up to five.

Does butter count?

Bayard said...

Surely you can't double count. Wouldn't five portions of tomatoes fulfil the criteria, or indeed a tomato and a can of baked beans?

I don't think butter has any vitamin C in it?