Politically Incorrect Nutrition

PI-nutritionFor every complicated problem,” wrote H.L. Mencken, “there is a solution that is simple, direct, understandable and wrong.”

And the tiresomely repeated, fallacious cliché that saturated fat is bad for you and causes heart disease is wrong! Especially for physically active people such as runners and other athletes. Study after study proves this, in addition to simple historical statistical evidence, but the advertising and lobbying power of the processed food and vegetable oil industries manages to win over the facts … repeatedly.

For example, 100 years ago, per capita consumption of butter in the US was 50 times what it is today. Heart disease was almost unknown. After a century of margarine and other processed vegetable oils, heart disease is the number one killer.

Read the complete article: Saturated-Fat 

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