Why are the obese getting fatter?
Why does the average person today weigh 25 pounds more than their counterpart of 30 years ago? [Read more…]
Sugar is bad for you. But how and why? Let’s take a brief look at the history of sugar.
In the 17th century, sugar cost as much as $50 per pound, financially restricting its use. But in modern times the food industry has driven the price of sugar down enough to make it economical to include in virtually all processed foods. This has been accomplished largely through the development of high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, which now makes up 50% of sugar consumption in the US. [Read more…]
In the 1970s, the USDA came out with “low fat, whole grains” nutritional guidelines that were largely unfounded by science, and based on an untested theory that saturated fats cause heart attacks. Americans acted on these USDA guidelines, embracing a diet of whole grains and consuming less red meat, lard and animal fat. Here were the results: