Real Food Is Bad For Your Health

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Posted in category Food Politics

But government subsidized foods are heart healthy.

There’s a very funny article on U.S. News & World Report about the paleo diet. Some serious snippets from the article are actually amusing:

(1) Are there health risks? Possibly. By shunning dairy and grains, you’re at risk of missing out on a lot of nutrients. Also, if you’re not careful about making lean meat choices, you’ll quickly ratchet up your risk for heart problems.

(2) How well does it conform to accepted dietary guidelines?

Fat. At about 39 percent of daily calories from fat, a sample Paleo menu exceeds the government’s 35 percent cap by a bit.

Protein. The government recommends 10 to 35 percent of daily calories come from protein; the Paleo diet clocks in around 38 percent.

Carbohydrates. At 23 percent of daily calories from carbs, it’s far below the government’s 45 to 65 percent recommendation.

There you have it: government, government, government, blah, blah, blah. While this may seem funny to me and other like-minded folks, this is the kind of brainwashing rubbish that most of the masses hear about and read. A box of sugared Cheerios or a plastic container of Dannon sugar (called “yogurt”) is heart healthy, while nature’s steaks are the precursor to cardiovascular disease. Robb Wolf, a paleo-primal-real food advocate, has blogged his rebuttal to this MSM amateur trash. Recently, Gary Taubes has published an article in the New York Times Sunday Review on “What Really Makes Us Fat.”

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