Ok, you’re here, that means you have at least 5 minutes to kill. Stop reading my blog and head over to this site to check out the top five contenders for the worst nutrition advice. Then come back.
You’re back? Ok, well, just in case you didn’t want to click or if all the information confused you, here’s a summary of the top 5 list of worst nutrition advice:
1. Throw Away The Egg Yolks, The Most Nutritious Part of The Egg
2. Everyone Should Eat a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet… Even Diabetics
3. A Calorie is a Calorie… Food Quality is Less Important
4. Use Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils For Cooking
5. Replace Natural Butter With Processed, Trans Fat Laden Margarine.
In case you missed it, here’s what you SHOULD do:
1. Eat the whole egg. Yes. As many as you want. Cholesterol is actually good for you.
2. Eat a high fat, low carb diet. Especially diabetics. Your pancreas will thank you.
3. Don’t worry about calories, worry about the quality of your food. 1800 calories of junk is still junk. I can’t stand it when I see “healthy snacks” when it’s a package of small oreos, but they’re “healthy” because they’re only 100 calories. Yeah. Your body isn’t a Buick, it’s a complex organism that responds differently to the different things you put in it.
4. Use peanut oil, coconut oil, or olive oil. Stop using corn/canola/vegetable oils. They’re bad for your heart. No, really. Yes, I know, you’ve been told they are GOOD for your heart. You were lied to.
5. Eat real butter, not that other stuff that’s yellow and tastes bad. Yes, I know butter is more expensive, but that’s because it’s real food, and really good for you.
On the last point: Let’s assume you use two pounds of margarine per week. Some of you are saying “Who uses that much??” Others are saying, “Hello!?! More like two pounds a day!” But let’s assume 2 pounds on average. You are paying about $1 per pound for the yellow plastic. Butter costs about $3 per pound, so it’s more expensive. But is it worth it? I say yes! Over the course of a year, if you replaced your margarine with real butter, you would spend an additional $208 on butter. That’s sixty cents a day. Would you pay that much to be healthier and enjoy your food more? I say yes.