A health charity recently stated that forcing people to follow the low fat diets for lowering their cholesterol is having some big health consequences.
In a damning report, which accuses major public health bodies of colluding with the food industry, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration is calling for a big overhaul of present dietary guidelines. They state that the focus on low fat diets is not able to address Britain’s obesity crisis and that snacking between meals is making people fat.
Instead, the team is calling for a return to whole foods like fish, meat and dairy and also high fat, healthy foods, which includes avocados. The report that has caused a huge criticism among the scientific community also argues that the saturated fat does not cause any heart disease, but full fat dairy, including milk, yoghurt as well as cheese will actually protect the heart. The processed foods that are labelled as low fat, low cholesterol or proven to lower cholesterol must be avoided at all costs, and people with type-2 diabetes must eat a fat rich diet instead of the one based on carbohydrates.
The report also stated that sugar must be avoided, people must stop counting their calories and the idea that exercise can help you kill the bad diet is a myth. Instead, a diet low in refined carbohydrates, but high in the healthy fats, is an effective as well as safe approach to prevent the weight gain and also aid weight loss and minimize the risk of heart disease.
The report further added that eating a diet rich in full fat dairy like milk, cheese and yoghurt can actually lessen the chance of obesity. The most natural and nutritious foods available are meat, eggs, fish, dairy products, seeds, nuts, olive, avocados as all of these contain saturated fat. The continued demonization of omnipresent natural fat will drive people away from highly nourishing, wholesome and health promoting foods. The main authors of the report are also stating that the science of food has been corrupted by the commercial influences.
The Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, Prof David Haslam stated that as a clinician, by treating patients all day every day, he quickly realized that the guidelines on high, suggesting high carbohydrate, low fat diets were the universal panacea and were badly and deeply flawed.