There has never been a better time to ignore the healthy eating guidelines than now, because according to government officials, eating pop tarts and frosted fakes are actually healthier than an avocado, almonds, or even salmon.
It's Official - Frosted Flakes Are Healthier Than An Avocado!!
It's time to ignore the healthy eating guidelines
The current definition of healthy is based on 5 criteria - fat, saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol and beneficial nutrients. So you can immediately see if the food industry formulates a food to match their criteria, you're product will go flying off the shelf and officially you are 'healthy'.
When we are told that almonds, salmon and an avocado are unhealthy yet sugary processed cereal, flavoured high sugar low fat milk and margarine are OK to consume, you know it's time to ignore the healthy eating guidelines forever and that %$#!! food pyramid.It's Official - Frosted Flakes Are Healthier Than An Avocado!!
Do we wait until the guidelines are changed? Well I'm not and my family isn't either.
Take responsibility, take your own health into our your own hands and just eat real whole food. Not processed. Not fortified. Not made in a factory. And as for those star ratings or health ticks? Ignore them and you'll be far better off.
A damning report recently calls for a major overhaul of the dietary guidelines and advises people to stop counting calories. 'The most natural and nutritious foods available - meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, olive, avocados - all contain saturated fat. 'The continued demonisation of omnipresent natural fat drives people away from highly nourishing, wholesome and health promoting foods.'
- Report accuses public health bodies of colluding with food industry
- Claims most of what we are told about healthy eating is wrong
- And that far from demonising fat, we should be eating more of it
So what can the food industry do to improve public health? Watch the video that Dr Yoni Freedhoff MD made when he was invited to a food industry symposium on health and nutrition policy. Without even the courtesy of a phone call, he was disinvited. So using the power of the internet he has now reached more people than he ever would have if he was able to attend.
What can the food industry do?
- Stop suggesting fibre and whole-grains make sugary cereals a good idea
- Stop putting cartoon characters on cereal boxes and paying stores to put them at eye level for kids
- Stop suggesting cookies are nutritious, or any other junk food
- Stop talking about no added sugars
- Stop creating products that prey on children
- Stop using advertising fluff and wonder to make their products sound "not too bad"
- Stop adding ground fibre, nutrients, vitamins, DHA, and calling it beneficial
- Stop the lying, deceit, misinformation, and predatory marketing
So what can we do? Today we can start voting with our $$.
Our buying power is the most powerful tool we have today. Stop buying soda, cereal, junk food and fake foods. Eat real whole food, food that our grandmother would recognise, real meat, fresh fish, fresh vegetables, full fat dairy, healthy fats that were available 100 years ago (not those that have been invented in our lifetime), drink water and cook at home.
It's really not that difficult to ignore the healthy eating guidelines and cook your own dinner, the fast food industry just makes it appear so when you compare it to opening a packet and dinner is ready.