Favor fat, curb carbs

December 20, 2010

Every once in a while main stream media will run a story about how too many carbohydrates in the diet could be a problem. The LA Times has an article here about how carbs, not fat may be the problem when it comes to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Many times these stories dedicate a large section to those who say to eat more complex carbohydrates and whole grains. And although this article does give a dissenting view, the majority of the article supports reducing carbs in the diet.

The other part of the article I like is the fact that it mentions fat and heart disease and the "missing link" between the two. Although the evidence showing that fat contributes to heart disease is lacking, people still repeat it and those in the health field - dietitians, health educators, doctors, nurses, etc. - still teach the public to limit fat and eat more carbs. As more articles come out supporting the idea of favoring fat, curbing carbs, hopefully those in the health industry can start to open their eyes (and minds) to this concept.

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