A little something I would like to add on in light of government health mandates and the government failing. (not surprisingly) This concerns the failure of role of government as nutritionist.
Some of you who are old enough may remember old cartoons and commercials from your local dairy council and other nutrition advocates that were shown in the 70s and 80s as well as commercials from Bush the first's presidential council of physical Fitness that premiered on Nickelodeon advertising healthy living, exercise and nutrition.
The kind of nutrition advertised 30 to 20 years ago would be balked at today however. In the 80s and up until the late 90s the ideal diet was a diet of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and a diet low in fat. (Not just animal and vegetable fat mind you but every kind of fat there is.) As well as a diet high in carbohydrates. You heard that right. The food pyramid of that era stated that we needed mainly a diet of grain cereal oatmeal and from it carbohydrates which was thought to be energy.
Today we know now that carbohydrates are as deadly as what we now call bad cholesterol. But it was not known then. As a result, obesity rates spiked. America became the fattest nation in the world. What was thought to be a crisis of calories and fat was really stemming from the advice our government, thought to know what is best was giving us. And the fed us the wrong information.
Carbohydrates it turns out was complex sugars that lowered metabolism, stored fat lay out bad cholesterol in your arteries and made cancer causing free radicals. Enter David Atkins and his Atkins diet which turned nutrition and the food pyramid upside down. Now, it was eating more meat and less grain. This diet though partly correct also fell flat.
Today government is sweeping its errors under the rug and advertising a new pyramid. Eat more vegetables and fruits cut out grain and meat as well as sweets. The liberals no doubt used their clout to advertise the cut back on meat in favor of animal rights activism. Still, it shows we can't always be dependent on government.
Today America still suffers obesity. The government is still advertising on media and in schools the above mentioned wisdom. Though one wonders if there may still be errors in what is being fed us by our government. worldnetdaily writer Doctor Arthur Robinson, Ph.D., explains more on how the government is corrupting science in his article. We highly recommend this and others for future reference as well as a similar article by Chuck Norris on government intrusion into how we eat.