This is something I haven’t done before, so please forgive me for relying on someone else’ writing and effort, but since this article does a great job of mentioning some of the most rampant myths in conventional wisdom regarding nutrition, that I have to POST IT HERE.
Kris Gunnars debunks the nutritional lies that say:
- Eggs are unhealthy
- Saturated fat is bad for you
- Everybody should be eating grains
- Eating a lot of protein is bad for your bones and kidneys
- Low fat foods are good for you
- You should eat many small meals throughout the day
- Carbs should be your biggest source of calories
- High omega-6 seed and vegetable oils are good for you
- Low carbs diets are dangerous
- Sugar is unhealthy because it contains “empty” calories
- High fat foods will make you fat
Each of these items can be greatly expanded upon, of course, but this is a good starting point to share with those who are still afraid of eggs, fats, cholesterol and believe that they are eating healthy by making up most of their diet with processed, carb-heavy foods.
Following a diet based on eating whole foods and healthy fats (such as “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis or the “Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson) are good places to begin reading to put these learnings into practice!