Mmmmmm. Bacon. If you don’t love bacon, a) you’re not human and b) we can’t be friends.
We’ve long been told that fat = bad. Fat = heart attack. Fat = early death.
Well good news, bacon lovers. The case against fat may be misguided.
According to The Economist, an American journalist named Nina Teicholz makes the argument that we’ve been told wrong all these years in her new book cleverly titled, “The Big Fat Surprise.” The Economist says the book is a page-turner explaining further that,
“…the vilification of fat, argues Ms Teicholz, does not stand up to closer examination. She pokes holes in famous pieces of research—the Framingham heart study, the Seven Countries study, the Los Angeles Veterans Trial, to name a few—describing methodological problems or overlooked results, until the foundations of this nutritional advice look increasingly shaky.”
In case you’re wondering, Teicholz’s claims aren’t new. She’s just one of the more recent whistleblowers.
Of course the food industry has capitalized on the recommendations for low-fat diets. They replaced animal fats with less expensive vegetable oils and carbs and — as you can learn in the film “Fed Up” — sugar. Foods without fat taste terrible, so why not pile on the sugar to off-set the taste? That’s what happened. So are our bodies instead of food industry execs now paying the price?