The winds of Sandy have stopped finally the power is back on and I’ll continue with my findings from my research on Nutrition and the safety of what we are eating.
Canola Oil to the Rescue
First we had the Fat-Free diet; Dr. Atkins changed that to a glycemic index diet. That didn’t completely address the problem. A growing number of independent lab test results are showing some troubling results. We now we have the Canola Oil solution. The Health Food Industry mistaken and untested “lipid hypothesis”, edict that “All Saturated Fat is bad your heart” is coming under increased questioning. The FDA has now ruled that Trans-fat has to be listed on the product label.
Most of the Health Food Industry’s products are from hydrogenated vegetable oils, of which 70% is trans-fat. The Food Industry is under pressure to produce “Heart Healthy” Oil that will deal with or pass the growing concern. Canola Oil to the rescue and a high-priced slick advertising campaign was to follow.
The Fat-Free Diet and My Hypertension.
Many years ago, I followed the recommended fat-free diet to the letter. I had developed high blood pressure. My pressure was so high, I could hardly see. I felt like my head was going to blow off judging from the pressure I felt in the back of my neck. After having pressure readings of 200/195 and several doctor’s visits, my doctor prescribed several medications and recommended I change my diet and “avoid salt” at all costs. In those days, the Fat-Free diet was all the fad and I became the biggest fan of all. I became a strict fat-free advocate with flare, and of course, low salt. I bought several cook books, watched Fat-Free cooking programs on TV. I subscribed to magazines and started cooking. I even baked fat-free muffins. I began to cook for myself, my patients and my friends. I was very proud of myself. I did notice then that the diet seemed to cut out everything that tasted good except sugar. But, of course, what do I know. I wasn’t even a Nurse then.
I can’t believe it’s not Butter! Ad Campaign.
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