REALLY slow news day.
didn’t say anything about eating whole tub of sour cream…. Do I guess thaSt ok for you….
You can’t believe everything you read in the paper.
Yar, they’ve been saying the same thing over and over again for over 50 years and things have gotten worse. Obviously conventional “wisdom” is wrong!
It doesn’t matter how plainly you say something, people have to actually want to do it for there to be any results.
I agree completely, but they’ve been telling people the wrong thing; saturated fat does NOT cause heart disease.
Opinions vary, but saturated fats are definitely not good for you.
I’d encourage you to do some further research if you think that is the case. Polyunsaturated fats (think omega 6 and 3) have been associated with cancer; saturated fats do not have this association and if you actually look at the studies done on fats they conclude that at worst saturated fat is more neutral than harmful.
Stearic acid, which makes up ~38% of the saturated fat found in beef (of which accounts for ~50% total fat), is metabolized by the body into oleic acid, the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil and avocados (good fat). Furthermore, monounsaturated fat makes up ~42% of the total fat in beef, while only ~4% of the fat is polyunsaturated. Ironically this is the ideal ratio of fat intake (if you’ve looked into real science based nutrition) yet beef and red meat is painted as the cause of all disease.
Coconuts have become one of the hot new “super foods” yet their saturated fat content comes in at ~87%; the medium chain triglycerides (that form ~68% of their saturated fat) are easily digestible and can help improve fat metabolism which is why coconuts have been embraced by the “health food” industry.
If you’d like more reading on the subject I suggest checking out “Good Calories, Bad Calories” by Gary Taubes from your local library.
<i<"… people have to actually want to do it for there to be any results…”
Reminds me of one of Spider Robinson’s best songs, Belaboring the Obvious
“Water ain’t dry, the sky goes up high, and a booger makes a mighty poor glue, you can’t herd cats, bacteria don’t wear hats, and I love you…”
I’m a child of the 70′s….I always “hanker for a hunk of cheese.”
I’m more amused that the author’s name is Jo Willey, but then again, I’m a 12-year-old boy.
Talk about the national problem of “dumbing down.” Jesus had to walk on water and turn water into wine and now a diet is a “miracle?” Next thing that you know inhaling and exhaling will be considered miraculous.
Sounds like some fad diet. I reckon I’ll just keep on crushing my Hollywood Grapefruit Diet™ tablets into my Kendrick’s Gin™ breakfast urn.
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