For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to argue powerfully and publicly that the official diet advice we have been encouraged to follow since the 1970s is fundamentally wrong. It is refined carbohydrates and sugars that we should be avoiding, he says, not fat.
There is nothing wrong with the occasional treat, but sugar has no place as part of a "healthy balanced diet". This provocative commentary is by high-profile London cardiologist, Aseem Malhotra, MBChB, MRCP, who is one of the prime movers in the war on sugar.
In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long? [A thought-provoking essay in The Guardian, a must read....Ed]
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