DailyDirt: Don't Eat Fat. Or Sugar. How About Just Less Of Everything?
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Everything in moderation. Somehow that adage seems to get lost in the media coverage of diets that claim near miraculous health results from totally eliminating X from a person’s diet. Sure, there are things that you don’t need even moderate amounts of, such as arsenic, lead and other toxins. But just less gluttony could go a long way.
- In the 1990s, there was a fat-free craze that lead everyone to try to avoid fat, resulting in fat-free labels on unexpected items like bottled water. The unintended consequence was also that people tended to eat more carbohydrates, and the substitution of carbs for fat doesn’t seem to have positive health benefits. [url]
- Could you live without added sugar in your diet for an entire year? One family did it (almost), but this sample size of two adults and two kids doesn’t really mean everyone will experience a positive health transformation from a no-added-sugar diet. Perhaps look for a follow-up book on their family health after a few more years..? [url]
- The World Health Organization is considering a sugar intake recommendation of just five teaspoons. Sugar is looking like the next trending “bad guy” in our diet, but have nutritionists cried wolf too many times now? [url]
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