reply to post by wormwood13
Weren't you here for the "veggie debate?"
I admit, I do get tired of people basing their nutritional decisions on urban legends, myths, and disinformation.
Here we are on ATS, and one of the biggest and most harmful conspiracies of all time goes largely ignored.
The "old" version of the food pyramid was virtually identical to the diet used to fatten hogs for slaughter, and the new one isn't a whole lot
They're LYING to you, dude, to get you to eat their refined, processed, packaged, convenient, low fat, sugar and sodium and chemical laden foods. The
very foods that are killing us all if we listen to the growing numbers of nutritionists, researchers, doctors, and dietitians who have discovered the
truth and are telling us to go back to the old ways - eat all foods in moderation, try to eat foods which have the least possible amount of processing
or refining (in other words eat whole natural foods as much as possible and eat at least some of your fruits and vegetables RAW), avoid sugar and
refined (white) flour, and avoid processed vegetable oils. Oh, and MOVE your body - get some exercise, and preferably include some type of "hard
labor" at least once or twice a week.
The lipid hypothesis is a lie. The "dangers" of high cholesterol are a lie. Low-fat diets being healthy are a lie. HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)
being "okay in moderation" is a lie. Canola oil, corn oil, vegetable oil, and margarine are worse
for you than butter, coconut oil, (virgin)
olive oil, or even lard!
You're parroting what you've been told by people you should be able to trust, but it's mostly lies intended to keep us alive but basically
unhealthy so that the pharmaceutical companies and the health care system can maximize profits from keeping us "treated" and drugged.
Wake up, do a little research, and start thinking for yourself. Back when people ate lots of meat, eggs, milk, butter, lard, fresh produce, baked
goods made from unrefined stone ground grains, and little sugar because it was an expensive luxury and a rare treat, and did a little physical WORK,
heart disease was so rare in America that the inventor of the first heart monitoring machine was told to work on something that was more likely to be
Yeah, you hit a nerve. I'm tired of watching my family members, friends, and everyone else start being 'sickly' and needing an array of medications
in their 30's and 40's. I'm tired of watching all my female friends and coworkers struggle with their weight constantly because they're using
diets that don't work and disrupting their bodies until they can't work right any more and the inevitable result is obesity, disease, and finally
death after years of medicated misery.
Humans are designed and intended to be omnivores, and the omnivore diet includes animal protein. Yeah, a lot of us probably eat more of it than we
need for optimum health, but excess meat doesn't hurt us nearly as much as the excess consumption of refined carbohydrates and sweets.
And yes, it does annoy the heck out of me when ordinary people repeat the lies they've been told and influence other people to believe the
Whack on that nerve again and I'll tell you some more stuff you didn't want to know.