Kristin Wartman over at Civil Eats has a great article about how researchers, media influencers, and the medical establishment are beginning to change their tune when it comes to dietary fat.
She acknowledges, as I did in my observations on pop culture’s messages, that this change in policy will be a huge undertaking. Several generations have grown up believing the low-fat dogma. Heck, I recently found myself fighting old repulsions as I was breaking through the inch-thick iceberg of congealed fat on top of my curry leftovers. Clearly, I still have some deprogramming to do.
But what is especially insidious about low-fat’s allure is that it allows people to have sweets and other things that have no nutritional value, like bagels. Even if you’re truly eating low fat, you still get to indulge. You may not lose the weight, but at least you get to keep the pasta.
Extra Credit: Wartman’s other article knocks soy off its shaky pedestal.