At last, change is in the wind..........
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|Thu, 07-22-1999 - 9:43am|
At last, change is in the wind............
In the August issue of "New Woman" magazine and on the cover it says, "DUMP THAT DIET! Experts Admit a Major Mistake". The article inside was titled, "bodyshop smart diet...The absolute healthiest way to ea
Here's the first couple of sentences, "Is the high-carb food pyramid we've all been following in need of renovation? That's the message from two top nutrition authorities - Paul LaChance, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition and food science at Rutgers University, and David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. The gist of the article is this...they're admitting that making carbohydrates the preferred spot at the base of the food pyramid was a mistake...it should be fruits and veggies. They also say that "Eating too much of the wrong kinds of carbohydrates - like muffins, croissants, white bread and pasta - is one reason so many Americans are overweight." These two fellas suggest that the only carbs (other than fruits and veggies) should come from high fiber foods like whole-wheat bread, popcorn, oatmeal and potatoes" ...that's it. They also talk about adding healthy fats.
Does this sound like a shift to admitting that high carb might not be the way to eat, or what? Now, I admit, they do stop short of talking about low carb, but it is interesting that they have presented this info to the USDA and they say that if data suggests this is healthier, they will move in that direction. Dietary guidelines are under review and will be released sometime in 2000. This may be a baby step, but I think that's how health experts and nutritionists will have to approach it.
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