“WE DON’T NEED NO [NUTRITIONAL] EDUCATION”

If Mary had five burgers, and ate three, how many would she have left? The answer: Indigestion.

An article from the BBC News page says, “almost a third of UK primary pupils think cheese is made from plants and a quarter think fish fingers come from chicken or pigs”.

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It’s shocking to see that only in the past year, this article was published. Although, don’t get so high and mighty. Back in retrospective times, adults were just as clueless. Here’s a few things we got horribly wrong in the world of nutrition.

1. POISONOUS FOODS.

A video which explains the lesser known facts about poison levels in our most commonly eaten foods. (If we didn’t know about it now, we certainly didn’t 50 years ago).

2. A Low Fat, High Carb Diet Is Good For You. 

Online source, Authority Nutrition, says that, “Back in the 60s and 70s, many prominent scientists believed that saturated fat was the main cause of heart disease, because it raised “bad” cholesterol in the blood. The article goes on to say: “Because of a few bad studies and misguided political decisions, this diet was recommended to all Americans in the year 1977. However, there wasn’t a single study on this diet at the time. The American public became participants in the largest uncontrolled experiment in history. This experiment didn’t turn out very well and we are still suffering the consequences”. 

3. LIES AND BAD SCIENCE.

An educational video that scrutinizes the food industry on it’s poor abilities to educate the people properly. References to 60s, 70s, and 80s in particular. 

4. Cholesterol Rich Foods (Like Eggs) Are Bad For You.

The same article from Authority Nutrition explained that, “Nutrition professionals have had remarkable success with demonizing perfectly healthy foods. Probably the worst example of that is eggs, which are among the healthiest foods on the planet. Even so, because eggs contain large amounts of cholesterol, they were believed to cause heart disease. However, studies actually show that the cholesterol in the diet does not raise the bad cholesterol in the blood”.

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5. SUGAR AND CEREAL. 

A video of an 80s cereal commercial summarizes how sugary foods were targeted at younger audiences, and marketed as “nutritious” and “healthy”.

Since these decades we have thankfully become correctly educated on food nutrition, and can only hope people are aware of what goes into their bodies. Although, it is after all, down to the individual who decides what to eat.

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