Monday, March 22

Color me not surprised...

So exactly why did our country get so much fatter in the past 25 years?

You can thank the misguided "low fat" movement. To make processed food low fat, the fat was removed and corn syrup added in its place.

And here's what corn syrup did for us (as if we didn't already know):


(And if that weren't enough, there has been considerable research appearing recently that suggests that dietary fat has absolutely NOTHING to do with elevated blood lipids or heart disease. Fat doesn't give you high cholesterol. Elevated insulin production [caused by a diet high in, say, corn syrup] does.)

5 comments:

Spidey said...

that explains why our great grandparents could eat lard and bacon and eggs and leave the fat on their meat so it had some flavor, and they didn't have epidemic numbers of diabetes and heart attack and high cholesterol.

did it take a genius to figure this out?

vq said...

Exactly, Spidey. They had bacon and lard, but they didn't have Pepsi or Oreos.

Jilly said...

i love those corn syrup commercials "it's fine in moderation." that ignores the fact that it's almost impossible to only consume it in moderation because it's in everything...

jilly

emma said...

Did you see that Internet woman who wants to be 1000 pounds? It's awful that she hates herself that much.

emma said...

Spidey,
My grandfather ate plain butter and had a shot of whiskey every night. He lived to be 84 and had a good life