Americans Are Still Tricked by the Biggest Fib in Food History
No Lab Coat Required
It is not really my objective to promote YouTube, but you can find some real gems out there if you look hard enough. Here we have a video on butter. This being YouTube, you might expect more drivel about how butter will slowly kill you. Another dry, dull, academic exposition on the evils of saturated fat. That is what you might expect, right?
Wrong! Johnny Dickson is the presenter in this video, and he goes into the history of Ancel Keys and how we came to be so afraid of saturated fat. He also goes into a lot of other academic details, but he does it in such a fun way, you don’t really mind. He reminds us how World War II changed the country and the world, and what happened to food as a result. He reminds us what science is and what it is not. That’s good because it seems many people, including a lot of scientists, have forgotten.
He even goes into why butter from cows on pasture beats butter from cows fed candy or other inappropriate food. You will be educated on different kinds of fats and how vegetable oils might really slowly kill you. The bottom line is that we need those quality, saturated animal fats. Say what? Some guy said that on YouTube? That is correct.
This video is well done, snappy, educational and fun. Johnny has a bunch of videos on his No Lab Coat Required channel, and I encourage everyone to watch them. They are educational and, if your sense of humor has not atrophied, a lot of fun. The videos are generally fifteen minutes or less. The thumb is UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2023🖨️ Print post