Could eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The “experts” who so confidently advised us to replace saturated fats, such as butter, with polyunsaturated spreads, people who presumably practise what they preach, have suddenly come over all uncertain and seem to be struggling through a mental fog to reformulate their script.
Joanna Blythman summarizes all that is dodgy about current nutritional advice both here and in the UK.
It’s not just butter vs margarine, either. Red meat, salt, and eggs have been slandered, while the government emphasis on cereals and grains appears increasingly to have been a conspiracy to keep us fat and stupid.
The crucial phrase “avoid processed food” appears nowhere in government nutritional guidelines, yet this is the most concise way to sum up in practical terms what is wholesome and healthy to eat. Until this awareness shapes dietetic advice, all government dietary guidance should come with a tobacco-style caution: Following this advice could seriously damage your health.
Amen, Sister, to the advice on processed foods. A quick read of their ingredients (sugars, flour, and some kind of cheap grease) should be sufficient to put you right off them.
Tip from Gary Jones.