But that's the problem of the past 30-40 years. The government sided with those who believed it was saturated fat causing cardiovascular diseases and against those who thought it was the sugar/fructose. The FDA (Food and Drug Admin) put out recommendations for us to eat less fat. Well, we did that....and look what happened. What gives food flavor are fats and sweets (specifically fructose). As food manufactures produced low/no fat foods they had to compensate with something else to keep the snacks from tasted like nothing, cardboard. And for the food companies it helps with profits since sweets cause us to eat more. HFCS is now an intrenched industry profiting from this government edict and they fight the anti-fructose arguments all the way to the lobbyist and the FDA in Washington.....You thought I was going to say "all the way to the bank?" That too.
Originally Posted by annedawso
The whole government edict to get everyone to reduce fat consumption was well intended but obesity and hearth disease was less before that point in time 40 years ago. Michelle isn't anymore qualified to persuade correct proactive food choices then the McGovern Committee was back then.
What I'd rather see are those research professionals like Dr Lustig, U of California, and Dr Johnson, U of Colorado, debating the Dr Ornish and T. Colin Campbells in a way the public can draw its own opinions. Most people discover paleo (primal) because they've stumbled into it. As paleo gets more known more people hear about it. But then how many of them think it's just another new fad diet? Ever try to get someone to research paleo on their own? The attitude is "what the hell do you know -- you're no expert"? I have brothers taking statins and high blood pressure meds. I can send them something like the following and they won't even read it: ‚€˜Bad cholesterol‚€™: It‚€™s not what you think - Health - Heart health | NBC News
Michelle struggles with her own weight so she obviously hasn't figured it out yet. Wouldn't someone like a Mark Sisson be a better public spokesperson since he actually reads the research and puts it into practice?
Last edited by Scott F; 09-29-2012 at 12:42 PM.
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?