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A Hearty Retro-Active Fuck You

to Ancel Keys.

Saturated fat is a grand and a glorious thing.

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chocolate_frapp
Dec. 18th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
I don't have clue one who that is.
karaokegal
Dec. 19th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
He's the fucktard who decided that heart disease was caused by saturated fat (eggs, red meat, butter) and cherry-picked his data to prove it...then convinced President Eisenhower and thereby most of the western world that "low fat/whole grains" was the way to go, thereby causing multitudes of death from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and the unbelievable growth of auto-immune and neurological diseases that have sprung up ever since.

The more I learn about nutrition and the effect of grains on the body vs healthy fats, the more I want to go back in time and rip his throat out.
chocolate_frapp
Dec. 19th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
low fat foods cause obesity? the hell?
joanne_c
Dec. 21st, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
I might be wrong here, and K-gal feel free to let me know if it's the case, but I think it's because low fat foods can often be higher in other unhealthy ingredients, including sugar, and because it is low fat, people think they can eat more of them. Not all low fat foods, but a lot of them. I think there are other ingredients, but I do know sugar is one of them.
karaokegal
Dec. 21st, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
Crazy, isn't it. But we all dieted our way into our top weights and worst health. By "low-fat" I don't mean the fruits and veggies. I mean every single piece of refined, "calorie-reduced, process, "low-fat" piece of crap being foisted on us. I also mean every single grain of sugar and ounce of gluten/grain (yes, even and especially "whole grain" or brown rice.)

It's all inflamation causing, cortisol raising poison. Yeah, I lost the 40-5 lbs starving myself and doing nonfat milk etc. and it really did nearly drive me crazy.

Check out the following books... Wheat Belly, Grain Brain, Cholesterol Clarity, Eat the Yolks, and The Big Fat Surprise, which I reference in my reply to joanne_c below.

I WAS WRONG, mostly because I believed what I was told....and so much of that goes back to Keys and his unproven hypothesis.

Edited at 2014-12-22 01:41 pm (UTC)
joanne_c
Dec. 19th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC)
I don't know who that is, but like my mum says, one day something's bad for the health, next day they're touting the health benefits. See: chocolate, fats, red wine for examples. Like someone once said - everything in moderation, whatever moderation is with you. ETA: Probably clear from context but the last 'you' is general.

Edited at 2014-12-19 12:01 am (UTC)
karaokegal
Dec. 19th, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC)
It's just a tragedy what his faulty science has led to in human suffering, including my whole 50 year odyssey of misery and the belief in "low fat/healthy carbs." I was reacting to the miracle of being able to stop in mid-chew yesterday based on actually hitting a satiety point before being stuffed, simply based on taking back healthy fats.

joanne_c
Dec. 21st, 2014 02:10 am (UTC)
It is a tragedy. I think low fat works in some ways/for some foods/for some people, but there is no such thing as a one size fits all eating plan. But yeah, that was a big misstep in science. I've actually read that a little healthy fat helps in reaching the satiety point or keeps one from getting hungry for longer too. Got to wonder if somewhere he's even responsible for some of the growth of celiac/gluten intolerance, too.
karaokegal
Dec. 21st, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
Satiety is a major part of the equation, but there's so much more to it.

Check out The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz.

If you want to argue that refined sugar/gluten are necessary for anyone for any reason beyond palatibility and dopamine receptors, we're gonna have an argument. The all things in moderation line only works when the things aren't actively killing us.
joanne_c
Dec. 22nd, 2014 07:12 am (UTC)
Oh definitely, but if you are satisfied, you won't seek out more food, at least not in giant quantities.

That looks very interesting, I'll see if I can find it.

I don't think either of those foods are necessary for anyone, honestly, so no argument here. I just wondered if there might be a connection back then, you know? But that would likely never be proven.
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