If you want a clear example of a big part of the reason we’ve become a nation full of fat diabetics, take a look at this video from the Wall Street Journal.
“The agency plans to update its definition of healthy for the first time in two decades.”
Yup. So for at least two decades — and know it’s closer to four decades now — perfectly good foods like avocados and almonds have been labeled “unhealthy” while complete-garbage foods made from sugar and grains have been blessed with the “healthy” label because they’re low in fat.
In fact, of the agency’s five criteria — fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium (“unhealthy”) and beneficial nutrients (“healthy”) — they were dead wrong on four of them.
This video is a year old, but I haven’t heard anything about the FDA changing its definitions yet. In fact, I just visited the FDA site out of curiosity and found this gem:
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. today. You can use the Nutrition Facts Label to compare foods and decide which ones fit with a diet that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Choose foods that have fewer calories per serving and a lower %DV of these “nutrients to get less of”
Sugar still isn’t on the list. Processed grains aren’t on the list. Industrial oils aren’t on the list.
Same old, same old, at least for now.