When you’re trying to lose weight or even just eat a little healthier, it is often assumed that the best way to do that is to go for ‘low-fat’ options.
For years we have been told to stay away from fatty foods to avoid weight gain and heart issues – but a new report has come out saying the exact opposite.
We are now being told that low-fat options tend to be filled with more chemicals, or are just smaller portions of the ‘full-fat’ versions, leading you to snack throughout the day and therefore adding more calories and fat to your diet.
However, it seems that after being told to avoid fats for so long, people are also avoiding good fats.
The continued demonisation of omnipresent natural fat drives people away from highly nourishing, wholesome and health-promoting foods.”
Really, there is nothing wrong with ‘fatty’ foods, providing those foods are natural and aren’t eaten in excess. Such foods include Avocados, Nuts, Seeds, Olives, etc.
Evidence shows that eating good fats can lower blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.
The report claims the science of food – including Public Health England’s Eatwell Guide – has been “corrupted by commercial influences”.
It should come as no surprise that big companies can affect what we’re told by health officials. Lets face it, for years doctors were advertising smoking! So it seems that what we’ve been told, to go for low-fat options, isn’t actually what’s best for us.
Everyone’s diet varies, from omnivore or vegan, everyone has different opinions – but ultimately the message is this:
Don’t avoid fats, avoid bad fats. Low fat options aren’t always the healthiest option. Eat a well balanced diet and exercise regularly.