Bland food focus in push to eat healthier hard to stomach

I was dismayed to read the suggestion to have fish soup with boiled fish instead of fried, to omit the evaporated milk and not to drink the soup (Eating healthier at hawker centres; Aug 27).

A quick poll of 10 friends showed that they were all turned off by the idea too.

Another article (A serving of meat a day raises risk of diabetes; Sept 6) focused on the increased risk of diabetes to Chinese adults from the regular consumption of red meat.

I understand articles like these are intended to encourage us to change our eating habits and make healthier choices.

The incessant prompting and advice to eat bland food is becoming intrusive and off-putting, and the message will be lost on many people.

But the incessant prompting and advice to eat bland food is becoming intrusive and off-putting, and the message will be lost on many people.

The better choice is surely to lead an active lifestyle, eat what I want and drink up my fish soup the way I like it.

Chu Pei Ling (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2017, with the headline 'Bland food focus in push to eat healthier hard to stomach'. Print Edition | Subscribe