Credit Suisse have produced a report showing that North American consumers are buying foods rich in saturated and monounsaturated fat and cutting the amount of carbohydrate in their diets. The point of the exercise is for the financial services company to provide guidance for its clients investing strategies.
Butter sales in 2014 were up 15% in the USA and 9% in the UK. Egg sales rose 2% in that year.
Durum pasta sales have fallen 6% in the USA, 13% in Western Europe and even 25% in Italy.
The report predicted that these trends would continue. ” We believe the winners will be eggs, dairy and meat, and the losers will be carbohydrates and particularly sugar”.
Although Dr Robert C Atkins is no longer with us, I’m sure he would have been pleased with this.