Turns out butter is healthy after all. A new review of studies on the dangers of saturated fat show that the evidence is seriously flawed and the guidelines against fat should never have been issued. Image courtesy of SOMMAI and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
Yesterday the news spread far and wide that the low-fat diet pushed on us by nutritionists, the weight loss industry and the US government, lacked any evidence that it was healthy.
Yep, they told us to cut saturated fat out of our diets. As a result, Americans reduced their fat intake, which lead to a dramatic increase in their calorie consumption due to low-fat foods being loaded with carbs and sugars.
Yet there was no scientific evidence that a low-fat diet was actually healthy. Basically, we were guinea pigs in a 40+year experiment conduced by our government. The result? We got fatter and sicker. Read More
A new study sheds light on the truth about saturated fat and heart disease. Image courtesy of Sommai and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
If you read my blog, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the last 50+ years of nutrition science (dogma) that says a high-carb, low-fat diet is best for us. That thinking is what helped me top the scales at 325 pounds before I started questioning the mainstream thinking.
We’ve been told that saturated fat in butter, cheese and meat causes heart disease. But scientists looking at 80 studies involving 500,000 people and 27 randomized controlled trials (the gold standard in research) found no evidence that saturated fat causes heart problems or any benefits from other types of fats.
It’s time for nutritionists and the food industry to start embracing real science and stop bad mouthing butter. Now I’m not holding my breath for this to happen. Heck, the nutritionists interviewed about this new study don’t want you to think it’s alright to eat fat because of the risk of heart attacks. Really!?!
It’s looking like the nutrition dogma of the 50+ years is starting to crumble. Thank you Gary Taubes!