Monday, August 20, 2012

Dietitians

Dietitians, do they know what they are talking about? Do they do any research before they advise people on what kind of food to eat and not to eat? Sometimes I wonder.

Here is an example of what I’m talking about. While reading Fox News a couple of days ago, I noticed a little warning about eggs. Do you remember on radio and TV they used to advertise that eating eggs for breakfast was good for your health, because of the vitamins and protein etc.?  

“Eggs are typically considered a ‘superfood,’ full of protein, vitamins and fatty acids.”  However, a new study suggests the cholesterol in egg yolks is almost as dangerous as smoking cigarettes, Fox 31 Denver reported..

Now we could be in trouble, because to align eggs with smoking is very bad.  Some health groups like to exaggerate, and they might petition the government to ban the selling of eggs with the yoke in them.  It would not surprise me at all, because some stupid people will do, say or try anything, just to get their name on the media.

Here is another example of what I’m talking about with respect to dieticians. You will see some advertisements that says things like "Here are five foods not to eat for a flat stomach."  The first picture that’s shown is a banana but they will not tell you that a banana is good for the heart because of the content of potassium (which is good for the heart). So they only give you a partial picture.  And it also seems that today the only thing people worry about is obesity. If you over eat and drink lots of liquid and saturate your food with salt, prepare for a bigger stomach and health problems. I learned that, but the hard way.  Meanwhile dietitians say so much, that it's pretty much impossible to tell the fact from fiction.

That’s my rant or what ever you want to call it for today.

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