A big fat lie!


Listen closely, you may hear a low growl coming from me as I browse supermarket shelves. Few things make me growl, but that does. Why? (This is where I lose most of my male readers. lol! Bye guys!)
It’s the big “low fat” lie that invades every shelf. Why does that anger me? Because of the greed and lack of love. Manufacturers know the truth, but are prepared to continue exploiting a lie in order to line their pockets, at the expense of the health of their clientele.
The whole “fat is bad” ideology, while shaky to begin with, was totally debunked some years ago. Read a recent book on nutrition, rather than another dietary fad book and you’ll find good fat extolled as a hero and almost all fat (saving those supposedly healthy vegetable cooking oils)a needed part of the diet. Fat does not make you fat or cause heart disease etc. It’s all a lie. Originally based on scientific findings, accidentally leading to a wrong conclusion, the low-fat ideology began in innocence. It was always a lie, but before they didn’t know it, now they do. which to my mind makes them accountable.
Also, manufacturers have to put all kinds of nasties in to cover the fact that foods don’t taste good minus fat (look at the ingredient lists if you don’t believe me.) So, not only are we being cheated of the natural fats we need but we are being overloaded with sugar and chemicals (the real baddies)to make up for it and it shows in national health and obesity levels.
Shopping has become a matter of trying to find the healthy whole fat version among a great proliferation of low-fat versions. Of course, these are just some of the cons going on at the supermarket health-wise, but there are many fantastic blogs that deal better with this. I should leave it to them. However, when I see an unhealthy looking, overweight mum with her trolley loaded with low-fat items, thinking she’s “being good”, I can hardly contain myself. I can never understand exploitation, it just doesn’t make sense to me, how could someone live with that?
OK, rant over lol! have a great day!

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