What’s Healthy To Eat? The Internet Is Full Of Truth, Half Truth and No Truth

I think there are many ‘well meaning’ people out there writing health and weight loss articles on their websites. But, after all the posts written, then you find out something that’s not quite accurate, what does one do about it? Do you just pretend you are right and forget about it?

I have written hundreds of articles with research cited backing up what I say. But, some research is biased because someone is funding the study who has a special interest. What I mean is if you pay a bunch of scientists to prove something is so and they don’t, they don’t get the money anymore. They want to be employed. So, the research gets biased.

The Hearsay…

  • You can only get your protein from meat. No, beans are a good source
  • You get calcium from milk. Not a good source. Get it from vegetables like kale and broccoli
  • Olive oil is healthy for you. No refined oil is. Get your essential oils from seeds and nuts. But, don’t go overboard. Refined oil and others like trans fat cause damage to the interior lining (Epithelium) of your arteries
  • Make yourself heart attack and stroke proof. Use no oil. Read ingredients on all labels

‘Recent evidence from large prospective US and European cohort studies and from meta-analyses of epidemiological studies indicates that the long-term consumption of increasing amounts of red meat and particularly of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of total mortality, cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes, in both men and women [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26780279]’.

It seems to me that any industry that is subsidized by our government could likely have more influence than they should. For example, with the USDA My Plate, there is meat, dairy, grain and other foods that are questionable.

‘If our government representatives like congressmen get into office because of money given him/her by special interest groups, who’s their daddy’? ~ your author

In this day of easily accessible information on the internet, you find out a lot of stuff that could be true or maybe not. So, you are the one who has to weed out truth from fiction. It can get very confusing what is so and what is not. When you hear something said enough times, people tend to believe it.

For example, in the seventies the milk industry proclaimed ‘every body needs milk’. You don’t hear that now because they were sued for a false claim. Not only does the body not need milk, it harms our health.

To conclude, you also don’t require meat. You can do just fine eating beans for protein. All plant based whole food has everything you need in the proper amounts from macronutrients like protein, fat and carbs to micronutrients which are vitamins and minerals.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26780279
Website Title International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition
Publication Year 2015
Article Title Health Risks Associated with Meat Consumption: A Review of Epidemiological Studies
Date Accessed May 08, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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