from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Fad diets and diet recommendations seem to change every few years. Whole eggs were bad for you, but now they should be considered as part of a balanced diet. What makes a diet balanced? More carbs? Less Fat? Maybe you should just walk every day to your nearest Subway and only eat sandwiches. Or maybe you can just track your calories and eat whatever you want. Or not.
- The American Heart Association and the US govt have been recommending low cholesterol, low saturated-fat diets for over 50 years. However, mounting evidence is removing foods high in cholesterol from the “bad” food lists — and maybe someday foods with saturated fat won’t be perceived as unhealthy either. [url]
- Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease. The unintended consequences of vilifying fat in our diet has shifted people to consume more carbohydrates — which actually do have proven negative health effects. [url]
- Dietary guidelines from Brazil are a bit non-specific, but they also sound pretty reasonable. Brazil’s dietary advice includes this point: “Be wary of food advertising and marketing.” [url]
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