The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

Link: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater via Northwest Edible Life.

I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the grocery store and your kitchen cupboards is going to kill you.

The article is meant to be funny, but’s almost literally my experience. I tried eating more fruits and veggies at the recommendation of my cardiologist, and the seeds triggered diverticulitis and made me very sick. No matter what I did to “eat more healthy” I got spun around at every turn.

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Ban Trans Fats Site

A really interesting web site on Trans Fats and how unhealthy they are. Update: site has gone away, but read more here.

I had previously read a lot about them in Dr. Atkin’s New Diet Revolution and also in The Okinawa Program. Both of them say essentially the same thing; that trans fats lower good cholesterol and raise bad cholesterol, and that they are not required to be listed on the the nutrition labels, so people have no idea how much of this stuff they’re consuming. Here’s a study from Harvard that explains pretty well what Trans Fats are and how they affect you.

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