February 17, 2013

Ignore Mainstream Nutrition. Eat meat, butter, cheese and eggs

Authority Nutrition claims an evidence-based approach, so here goes with their Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition with footnotes to published studies. 

1. Eggs Are Unhealthy
There’s one thing that nutrition professionals have had remarkable success with… and that is demonizing incredibly healthy foods.
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Bottom Line: Eggs do not cause heart disease and are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Eggs for breakfast can help you lose weight.

2. Saturated Fat is Bad For You
A massive review article published in 2010 looked at 21 prospective epidemiological studies with a total of 347.747 subjects. Their results: absolutely no association between saturated fat and heart disease (6).

The idea that saturated fat raised the risk of heart disease was an unproven theory that somehow became conventional wisdom (7).

Eating saturated fat raises the amount of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol in the blood and changes the LDL from small, dense LDL (very bad) to Large LDL, which is benign (8, 9).

Meat, coconut oil, cheese, butter… there is absolutely no reason to fear these foods.
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5. Low-Fat Foods Are Good For You
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Bottom Line: Low-fat foods are usually highly processed products loaded with sugar, corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. They are extremely unhealthy.
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7. Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories
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Bottom Line: The low-fat, high-carb diet is a miserable failure and has been proven repeatedly to be vastly inferior to lower-carb, higher-fat diets.

Check out how Modern Nutrition Policy is Based on Lies and Bad Science which has several YouTube videos supporting the title's claim.

Posted by Jill Fallon at February 17, 2013 7:32 PM | TrackBack | Permalink