There have been some discussions about this article on the internet. Dr. Dwight Lundell argues that the low-fat diet is what is making us fat. His main argument though, is that low cholesterol diet is not going to prevent us from having heart attack. Here is a direct quote from his closing argument;
«What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.»
I agree with Dr. Lundell who has actually written a book on the matter, that we should stick to food. In his TED talk Jamie Oliver addresses the issue and talks about that there is a 3rd generation in America that does not eat home cooked meal. I have never avoided fat. I use regular milk and butter.
I don´t drink milk I just use it for my coffee and when I bake.
I use loads of good olive oil. Cold press, first press. In the morning I use Udo´s choice in my shake. The few times I drink soda it would not be diet. We make food from scratch with vegetables and recognizable ingredients. It has worked for me.
One of his foods rules is; «don´t eat anything that your grandmother would not have recognized as food. For me this makes sense.
- Book Review: Food Rules by Michael Pollan (kmfnow.com)
- Fake meat targets flexitarians (theconscientiousomnivore.wordpress.com)