paleo-diet

Removing saturated fat from our diet has resulted in a major rise in our consumption of carbohydrates

Health advocates have kicked off one of the largest obesity problems ever encountered by deciding that fat was bad.  Especially saturated fat.   We’re slowly learning that was a bad move.

Many of us still automatically pick up the skimmed milk rather than the full-fat in the supermarket, or choose low-fat spreads instead of butter.

Such shopping habits are the result of decades of official advice to cut back on foods containing saturated fats because they clog our arteries and raise the risk of heart attack.

But recently there have been the rumblings of a dietary revolution, with claims that saturated fat has been unfairly demonised.

Not only has swapping to skimmed milk and similar products done little to halt the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes, but major scientific trials have acquitted saturated fat of responsibility for heart disease.

In the past week, Swedish researchers found that eating full-fat dairy products slashed the risk of type 2 diabetes.

We’ve even introduced Type-2 diabetes by forcing people onto, what turns out to be, unbalanced diets.   Read more »

Eat meat, it is better for you, especially your teeth

I knew I was right all along, eating meat is far better for you than following the rubbish food pyramid, especially for your teeth:

Prehistoric humans didn’t have toothbrushes. They didn’t have floss or toothpaste, and they certainly didn’t have Listerine. Yet somehow, their mouths were a lot healthier than ours are today.

“Hunter-gatherers had really good teeth,” says Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA. “[But] as soon as you get to farming populations, you see this massive change. Huge amounts of gum disease. And cavities start cropping up.”

And thousands of years later, we’re still waging, and often losing, our war against oral disease.

Our changing diets are largely to blame.  Read more »