Quite often our patients tell us that they are eating foods like commercial cereals and margarine because they are the healthy option. This misinformation comes from effective marketing campains by the food industry and manufacturers of these products.
In this article we are going to expose some common food lies and show you the real research on the detrimental health effects of the foods we are told are healthy on an everyday basis.
The ‘bad fats’ fat myth
“a lie repeated often enough for 50 years can wipe out thousands of years of truth”
Fats are bad for us, right? That’s what you’ll hear in magazines, newspapers, on the TV, and even recommended by some top dieticians. The fact is that before this misinformation was spread our consumption of saturated fats was much higher, and o
Saturated fat does not increase your risk of cardiovascular disease
Contrary to what you may have heard, saturated fat intake does not increase your risk of atherosclerosis or coranary heart disease. In fact, as our saturated fat intake has declined our rates of CVD have risen by %.
Saturated fat leads to weight gain
Again this is another myth. Cultures with a high level of saturated animal fats in the diet are generally lean and very healthy. The real culprit for weight gain are sugars and refined carbohydrates.