Six facts to fight your fear of fat
Thursday, November 28, 2013
"There's been a huge effort by health experts to reform our food supply and eating habits in light of the 'fat phobia' - a belief dietary fat is linked to chronic disease. But 50 years on, we're fatter, sicker and more poorly nourished.
The public's fear of fat is slowly melting away. However, it seems like most of the information is falling on deaf ears in the nutrition and public health community. Whether it's scepticism about drastically changing nutrition, or fear that what we've spent years telling the public may not be the complete story, the evidence that has re-emerged can't be ignored.
By no means are high-fat/low-carb diets the only answer to chronic diseases like obesity, coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes. After all, humans have adapted to thrive on many diets - including the opposing high-carb/low-fat diet. What we haven't adapted to is the Western diet - rich in refined grains, low on fruit and veg, made in factories and eaten on the run."