Now, certainly, I am simply calling it as I see it, and there are a lot of people out there who would talk down any intentional foul play when it comes to the creation and perpetuation of misinformation regarding low-fat food. However, what is without doubt is that low-fat foods – and their often astronomical sugar content – are no good for our health and should be removed from our diet.
How to do this? Nothing new here: Simply eat like our Paleo ancestors did, taking in a good balance of fruit, veg, meat, fish, nuts, seeds, eggs, and healthy oils. And you know what? By doing that you will be getting a good dose of healthy fats. Yup, those same healthy fats that are stripped out of those low-fat foods. And guess what else? You will be so much healthier on account of it.
The onus of a good diet is very much on people to educate themselves and make the right choices. And please, by all means do your own research. Results are believing, after all, and that is all that counts as far as you should be concerned.
The stainpoints in the column are by Dr Graham Simpson, and are not necessarily those held by Esquire or Hearst International. Dr Simpson is Chief Medical Officer and Founder of Intelligent Health, a preventive medical centre located in Jumeirah, Dubai. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. As a founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association Dr Simpson is a licensed homeopath as well.