Myths About Nutrition

Over at Pejung’s blog there is a great list of common nutrition fallacies.

Word of Warning: Truth is a function of time – and no more so than in the world of nutrition science. Nevertheless, this is a great list which accurately reflects where truth stands today…

Myth: Heart disease in America is caused by consumption of cholesterol and saturated fat from animal products.

Truth: During the period of rapid increase in heart disease (1920-1960), American consumption of animal fats declined but consumption of hydrogenated and industrially processed vegetable fats increased dramatically.

Myth: Saturated fat clogs arteries.

Truth: The fatty acids found in artery clogs are mostly unsaturated (74%) of which 41% are polyunsaturated.

Many More Myths

Via Redtailblogger

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