Here are a few articles to help you consider the finer facts, and accurate ones as well.
In the 80s when the trend went to no fat and low fat diets we advised our clients and students to keep healthy fats alive in their diets.
“Skim milk is not helpful for losing weight, as numerous studies have revealed, and in a recent study of 10,500 school-age children, it was actually harmful in terms of weight gain and loss of calcium absorption as a result of the “skimming” process. The fat content in whole milk slows sugar absorption and improves calcium uptake.”
UPDATE: 4 Nov, 2013 – Now it seems everyone is again jumping on my wagon when it comes to sound nutrition information regarding healthy fat.
Oscar Will lll wrote this in 2011
Cut to the present, and the idea that corn, soy and other vegetable oils are preferred for optimal health continues to be dominant, yet the United States still has high rates of cardiovascular disease. We are overweight and unhealthy despite five decades of low-fat and no-fat health advice and faddism. How could the medical community, our Food and Drug Administration and so many others be so wrong about dietary fats? Read his full article here.
But even more apropos is a recent piece by UK doctor John Briffa, MD.
Briffa calls mainstream medicine to task on this faulty fat fiasco, and I am with him 100%. He too combines the faulty fat fiasco right along with a great new expose on the great cholesterol caper. Yes there is fallacy in the drug dictate that you all need cholesterol drugs and low cholesterol (NOT).
Last Saturday, The Times newspaper here in the UK carried a piece I wrote about the relative merits of butter, margarine and cholesterol-reducing spreads. I think it’s great we have got to the point where a major, ‘serious’ newspaper is commissioning and publishing pieces that challenge nutritional orthodoxy and do not swallow food industry misinformation […] Complete article
And he says more of what he has already said about cholesterol, as have I for many years, (use the search box for my cholesterol posts).
So, won’t you agree, it is now about time for the about face.