…Yippie, yippie, yum, yum…Trick Daddy anyone?
If you hadn’t already caught wind, the New York Times released a shocking article about how the sugar industry duped the entire country by paying off scientists to downplay the role of sugar in the manifestation of modern lifestyle diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
In a society where we have the choice of Trump or Hilary to run the country, do the political smoke and mirrors actually surprise you? What disgusts me is that this blatant manipulation of evidence shaped our government’s current dietary recommendations dating as far back as the 1960s. For five decades mainstream diet and nutrition have advised high-carb, low-fat, which some experts suggest is the key component to the obesity epidemic.
What’s alarming is that we are at a point where baby boomers are expected to outlive their kids. Given the advancements in today’s medical technologies, which directly influence our ability to live longer, the only explanation is lifestyle choices. Nutrition is a critical component to life expectancy and quality of life. If you really think about it, food is the only way the environment directly influences our bodies. Food comes from the Earth, which goes into our bodies, which gives us the micronutrients, e.g., vitamins & minerals, and macronutrients, e.g., fat, protein, carbohydrates, we need to thrive.
What can we learn from this article?
- Eat real food
- Nature is smarter than us
- Saturated fat is not as bad as we thought
- Sugar is worse than we thought
- Ask questions
- Make educated decisions
- Don’t blindly trust government and authority
Is this information new to you? Something you haven’t heard before? Check out this article about the Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Sick and Fat.
To the weekend,
Dr. RJ Burr