Skip to comments.Are butter, cheese and meat that bad?
Posted on 06/07/2014 9:33:26 PM PDT by windcliff
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(CNN) -- "To eat, or not to eat?" For many people these days, that really is the question.
For the past four decades, we've been told to stay away from red meat, dairy and cheese -- foods high in saturated fats -- because saturated fat is bad for the heart.
But investigative reporter Nina Teicholz says that isn't the case.
"When the dietary recommendations came out in 1961 saying that saturated fat causes heart disease, that was based on total cholesterol," Teicholz said. "But our understanding of heart disease has evolved enormously."
She said the science condemning saturated fats just isn't there. In her new book, "The Big Fat Surprise," Teicholz writes that the low-fat, fruit- and vegetable-filled diet that you thought was healthy doesn't have all the benefits it claims.
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America's obesity crisis Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, cautions readers to take her findings with a grain of -- well, not salt.
Your risk for heart disease depends on HDL and LDL cholesterol: good and bad cholesterol. And scientists know, he said, that saturated fat raises unhealthy LDL levels in the blood.
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Eat what you like. We’re all going to die of something.
Eat whatever you want, just don’t eat so much of it.
As I read once, when you eat and your body wants to store the excess as fat, it all becomes saturated fat. So your body can’t think that saturated fat is bad.
I wonder if the eating guidelines, trying to steer people away from the diets they ate for centuries, are part of the obesity problem. If people don’t get enough of the right kind of nutrient, then it makes sense that they would be compelled to eat more food until they get enough of it.
No, actually, they’re delicious.
also read from a nutritionist about fads, elimation diets, etc....she said basicall they're all a bunch of hooey.....moderation is the key....
today its gluten free this and that....they did an double blind test on several groups and found no difference at all and how they felt, glutin free or not...
I read somewhere that you can totally stop eating for weeks at a time.
Not that I would ever want to try that.
It is noble’s food. This is why they have been trying to scare us peons away from it for so long.
The idea that there’s ever going to be some sort of new, magic bullet diet, avoiding this but more of that, that’s going to be the perfect diet for every single person should have been discredited by now. So much faddism, so much interference from sources that have become politicized. Watch your portions. Don’t go overboard on anything. Move around more, maybe even exercise. You’ll find that it’s not so much the food but what you are or aren’t doing with it once digested.
They’re three of the seven food groups. The others are coffee, fish, salami and peanut butter.
I thought chocolate was a food group.
That makes eight. Somethings’s off here.
Bacon is one of the major food groups.
That makes nine. Just how many food groups are there?
Well, the ones I know are Meat, Potatoes, Bacon, Cheese, and beer.
mine would include hoisin and sriracha along with the beer.
Real butter only, no margarine.
Only good cuts of meat.
Provolone cheese sliced thin then rolled up to eat.
It is, right along with dairy. The chocolate goes on top of the ice cream.
>> Teicholz writes that the low-fat, fruit- and vegetable-filled diet that you thought was healthy doesn’t have all the benefits it claims.
The vegetable part is definitely healthy.
There’s truth to what you heard on the radio.
Unfortunately, moderation alone isn’t enough for diabetics.
The only food science clear to me is: Porterhouse. The filet mignon needs the extra help.
I wonder if the eating guidelines, trying to steer people away from the diets they ate for centuries, are part of the obesity problem.
I have read more than one article expressing such an opinion from a scientist. Apparently, we are eating just too darn much grain and too many complex carbohydrates.
Remember the Food Pyramid that we have been told is the way to go? I read some article within the last few months that proposed that much of the make-up of that guide was pushed by those who stood to make money from selling us the grain-filled products.
I was hospitalized following an accident many years ago. The hospital starved me for four days. I was so hungry that I was begging for food... all they gave me was Jello.
At the time, there were no CAT or PET or MRI scans; the only way to determine if I had internal injuries was to wait and see if I would develop symptoms. The fact that I became hungry was an indicator that I had no internal injuries.
It was not a nice experience.
Gluten free makes sense for people who have celiac disease. But for healthy people to avoid gluten because people with a specific disease cannot eat it makes no sense. It makes as much sense as avoiding sugar because it's bad for diabetics.
Eventually, this fad will pass like most eating fads. A small number of orthorexics will maintain the diet, while the rest of the food faddists move on to something else.
Count me among the scientists.
A lot of these "studies" are designed to turn up correlations, nothing else. Physicians design these studies, uncover correlations, and rush to publish as if the correlation proves anything. Then more correlative studies are performed, showing that the correlation is real. There is nothing wrong with showing a correlation, as long as one understands what a correlation really means (hint: by itself, it does not show causation).
Nothing against physicians, but most of them are not trained in research techniques and do not understand the scientific method.
Sorry about the soapbox. As a scientist, the prevalence of unfounded claims being made on the basis of correlations is a pet peeve of mine.
I suppose to idiots like liberals, rocks, twigs, and leaves are better.
We have dropped margarine and gone back on butter. Cheese and meat? Everyday.
There are four major food groups: Orange, Brown, Green and Off-white.
I dropped margarine years ago, meat,cheese and butter every day! We eat lots of green vegetables too!
I forgot to mention milk! For a couple of old farts we drink a lot, almost 2 gallons a week!
I fry bacon in butter.
That makes perfect sense! :D