“…the industry’s idea of “low fat” became the emblematic SnackWell’s and other highly processed “low-fat” carbs (a substitution that is probably the single most important factor in our overweight/obesity problem, as well as reduced fat and even fat-free dairy, on which it made billions of dollars. (How you could produce fat-free “sour cream” is something worth contemplating.)”
via Butter Is Back – NYTimes.com.
If the low fat era is truly over, it is cause to celebrate. But most people don’t change their habits because research emerges. Every day in my office I talk to clients who are so scared to introduce more fats – healthy fats – into their diet, because they’ve been brainwashed into thinking it’s bad for them, it’s fattening, and it will raise their cholesterol and give them heart disease. None of which is true.
However, as Bittman states, there are caveats. Eat food from unhealthy animals, and it is unhealthy for you. Eat food from healthy animals and it will do you a world of good. Pastured butter (KerryGold) is widely available in supermarkets, and even grass fed meats and eggs from free range hens are showing up more and more. There are also many local and non-local sources for these foods.
Yes, as I’ve been preaching for years, meat is healthy if it comes from grass fed animals. Butter is healthy if it comes from grass fed cows. Eggs are healthy if they come from free range hens. So free yourself from misinformation, lose the fake foods, and enjoy!
Ready to celebrate?