When it comes to what I should or shouldn’t I get confused.  I know a fat guy like me trying to eat healthy foods.  Well I do ….. Sometimes.  But what is good what is bad?  Do food scientist have the answer?   Yes? No? Maybe?

I pick maybe.   Why? Because they always change their minds on food.  People on a diet cook with Coconut oil, but last night I read that a scientist is saying Coconut oil in poison.

Is red meat good for you? Should I avoided processed foods?  Is fish really healthy or do they have chemicals in them.  Should I go Vegan (little chance of that) Breads, Gluten, Dairy.  It seems everything I like is bad for me.

I know one thing if you have a food allergy or sensitivity you will know what to avoid…. Maybe.   My wife is lactose intolerant and was given a food supplement that made her ill.  Why the pills used lactose as a filler.   WHAT?

So today I found an article published in The Conversation by a Nutrition scientist named Scott Harding.  He wrote about foods that at one time were thought bad for us but maybe they are not.  (I have done some editing because frankly scientists use big words but the thought is there)

Eggs

For a long time, eggs were thought to be bad for your heart. . Dietary cholesterol was believed to contribute to high blood cholesterol levels. But for the last 20 years, nutrition and medical research has shown repeatedly that at normal intakes dietary cholesterol has very little influence on a person’s blood cholesterol levels… Eggs are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and several vitamins and minerals.

Fat spreads

The use of margarine and butter, is probably one of the most confusing stories in nutrition… This switch was driven by the lower price of margarine compared with butter as well as recommendations from health professionals to eat less saturated fat in order to prevent coronary heart disease

There is still confusion among consumers as to whether vegetable, fat-based spreads are safe to eat. The short answer is yes, as long as the food label doesn’t list “partially hydrogenated

Potatoes

Potatoes are one of the few vegetables considered to be unhealthy   how you prepare potatoes also changes the aspects of those starches that get a bad rap. Cooking and cooling potatoes increases the amount of resistant starch in the potatoes. This resistant starch then acts like dietary fiber which “resists” digestion in the gut, potentially having a positive impact on your gut bacteria.

Dairy

Milk, butter, yogurt and cheese – was once considered a staple in many people’s diet, but consumption patterns have changed, in part, due to difficult-to-interpret health messages.

There are numerous studies that point toward both the healthy and unhealthy aspects of dairy it is difficult to recommend specific intakes or types of dairy foods for improving health…

Raw nuts and nut butters

Nuts also get a bad reputation for being high in fat and high in calories, leading some to suggest they should be avoided by anyone looking to lose weight. But there is mounting evidence to suggest that raw nuts are key to a healthy diet and maintaining healthy body weight

.Nut and nut butter consumption can be a part of a healthy diet, but you need to be mindful of the calories. 

To me here is the most important thing he said in the entire article

Remember, when it comes to food and health: all foods fit into a healthy diet. Don’t fall into the trap of believing in “superfoods” or “food villains”. Enthusiastic consumption of one particular “superfood” can be worse than consuming a so called “food villain”.

Now all I have to do is eat……….

Bring on the Bacon!

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