Are you constantly confused by food and nutrition messages?
If you want to stop being so confused, I have one relatively simple suggestion.
STOP WATCHING COMMERCIAL TELEVISION.
At least programs that talk about nutrition.
Why? Commercial TV is commercial, meaning it is out to make a profit. It’s main interest is in making money and it will do this from stories that SELL. They are not really interested in your health or well-being.
The media knows people like headline grabbing news like “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.”
While the Mediterranean diet has rock solid evidence – there is nothing headline grabbing about it and no BIG corporations that stand to make money from pushing a health message. Same goes for vegetables which pretty much EVERYONE agrees we need to eat more of.
Given dietitians get flack for food partnerships, I can’t help but wonder what big food corporations (meat industry, dairy industry, fast food industry) helped “The Big Fat Surprise” with her “research”. There is also a well known TV identity spruiking the wonders of coconut, who has teamed up with makers of coconut water to sell a product. Bias is rife.
Anyway, off my soapbox now and about to tuck into my delicious cauliflower & ricotta pasta bake with olive oil. So happy to be eating grains and dairy.
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