What’s Wrong with “Politically Correct” Nutrition?

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Avoid saturated fats Saturated fats play many important roles in the body. They provide integrity to the cell membrane, enhance the body’s use of essential fatty acids, enhance the immune system, protect the liver and contribute to strong bones. Saturated fats do not cause heart disease. In fact, saturated fats are the preferred food for the heart. Your body makes saturated fats out of carbohydrates.
Limit cholesterol Dietary cholesterol contributes to the strength of the intestinal wall and helps babies and children develop a healthy brain and nervous system. Foods that contain cholesterol also provide many other important nutrients. Only oxidized cholesterol, found in powdered milk and powdered eggs, contributes to heart disease. Powdered milk is added to 1% and 2% milk.
Use more polyunsaturated oils Polyunsaturates in more than small amounts contribute to cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, learning disabilities, intestinal problems and premature aging. Large amounts of polyunsaturated fats are new to the human diet, due to the modern use of commercial liquid vegetable oils.
Avoid red meat Red meat is a rich source of nutrients that protect the heart and nervous system including vitamins B12 and B6, zinc, phosphorus, carnitine and Coenzyme Q10.
Cut back on eggs Eggs are nature’s perfect food, providing excellent protein, the gamut of nutrients and important fatty acids that contribute to the health of the brain and nervous system. Americans had less heart disease when they ate more eggs. Egg substitutes cause rapid death in test animals.
Eat lean meat and drink lowfat milk Lean meat and lowfat milk lack fat soluble vitamins needed to assimilate protein and minerals in meat and milk. Consumption of low-fat foods can lead to depletion of vitamin A and D reserves.
Limit fat consumption to 30% of calories 30% calories as fat is too low for most people, leading to low blood sugar and fatigue. Traditional diets contained 40% to 80% of calories as healthy fats, mostly of animal origin.
Eat 6-11 servings of grains per day Most grain products are made from white flour, which is devoid of nutrients. Additives in white flour can cause vitamin deficiencies. Whole grain products can cause mineral deficiencies and intestinal problems unless properly prepared.
Restrict salt Salt is crucial to digestion and assimilation. Salt is also necessary for the development and functioning of the nervous system.
At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day Fruits and vegetables receive an average of 10 applications of pesticides, from seed to storage. Consumers should seek out organic produce. Quality counts!
Eat more soy foods Modern soy foods block mineral absorption, inhibit protein digestion, depress thyroid function and contain potent carcinogens.

Jill Nienhiser has been a Weston A. Price Foundation member since 2001, and has provided web maintenance, editing, and proofreading support for westonaprice.org and realmilk.com for many years. She also helped launched the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund in 2007.

3 Responses to What’s Wrong with “Politically Correct” Nutrition?

  1. Abdomen says:

    This article is fourteen. This information is still valid, or there are already new studies on this topic?

  2. will says:

    Excellent Page. But it is very hard to see what it means.
    At the top LEFT where it says PC DIETARY GUIDELINES, it should be more clear, as the first scanned thing by a neophyte. On the left column it should say WHAT POLITICALLY CORRECT (PC) GUIDELINES CLAIM ABOUT FOOD:

    And on the right, it should say WHY PC GUIDELINES ARE DANGEROUS: Some Facts About Real Food and Real Nutrition:

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Food as medicine. We ( the average hardworking people of the world) in the ever increasing, doing and achieving , disconnected from our ancestors ( proven thru experience) benefits of wholesome and balanced food for the family. Thank you all for your hard work and great care to detail. What is advertising and what is truth too has suffered the great disconnect. The voice of truth is invaluable! Thank you! Thank you, Thank you!!!

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