In England today there is an eruption of confusion. There are scientists and studies suggesting that the population should quit eating low fat foods. They are recommending that more and more fats should be eaten, to replace carbohydrates in a healthy diet.
I don’t think anyone should wait for the science to settle on this issue. I think you should immediately begin buying genuine natural foods–single ingredient foods like whole vegetables, naturally raised meats and dairy products, drinks like water, coffee, tea.
Here is an article about the dustup across the Atlantic…
The National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration called in the report for a “major overhaul” of current dietary guidelines, saying encouraging people to stick to low-fat diets is harming their health.
But the report was condemned by health minister Alistair Burt who agreed with Public Health England’s assessment that it was “irresponsible”.
The report suggests that a focus on low-fat diets is failing to address Britain’s obesity crisis.
It advocates a return to eating “whole foods” like meat, fish and dairy as well as high fat healthy foods like avocados.
It also argues that saturated fat does not cause heart disease while full fat dairy – including milk, yoghurt and cheese – can actually protect the heart.
The report suggests that foods labelled as “low fat” and “low cholesterol” should be avoided and it has prompted a backlash within the scientific community.
What is Alistair Burt’s objection to advocating eating real food, and not avoiding natural fats?
Mr Burt said that international health organisations agree that “too much saturated fat raises cholesterol” and increases the risk of heart disease and obesity.
So the objection is that new evidence (an explosion of obesity and obesity related diseases) should not lead to changing conclusions about the causes. Agreement with the failed strategies of the past is worth all of the damage it is causing because it ‘avoids confusion’. Nonsense. The facts, as they are now known, are that saturated fat does not cause cholesterol to raise, or an increase in heard disease, and it definitely does not make one fat. Want proof? Search my blog for “saturated fat”. I have posted scores of articles that document the new proofs against fat warnings. Read Nina Teicholz’ book on the subject “The Big Fat Surprise.” Read Gary Taubes’ book “Good Calories, Bad Calories.”
Confusion is hardly the greatest risk we take daily when we eat foods. Advising people to eat natural foods will save the nation huge sums of money, but will cost processed food makers some market share. We will live longer, healthier lives, and some of us will be confused that the advice has changed. Avoiding confusion is not a persuasive argument against truthful education, I am sorry, Mr. Burt.
Fructose causes fat and illness. If eaten as nature intended, in the autumn when the fruits are ripe on the vine, before the lean and hungry months of winter, fructose won’t hurt anyone. As an addition to eight out of ten processed foods, eaten and drunk at each and every meal we take, it is a huge problem–it is a poison that should be regulated as such. Eating fats is healthy if it completely replaces the sugars that we eat. If we eat fat and sugar we are going to stay sick.