by Mark Sisson: The
Salt/Blood Pressure Debate
If you read
that in Homer Simpsons voice, youre doing it right.
You see, science is starting to admit more and more often that Homer
Simpson may have had it right in at least one dietary area: his
A recent study
suggests that (duh) fat can actually reduce appetite, curb hunger,
and help you lose body fat. Its nothing we didnt already
know, but the idea of mainstream science tossing a fatty wrench
into the well-lubed gears of conventional dietary wisdom was too
good to pass up. Before your less enlightened brethren and sistren,
however, start wrapping waffles around sticks of butter or eating
blocks of cheese like apples, implore them to take a moment and
read the fine print.
release starts by pre-empting its own line of attack with this
juicy bit of CW-pandering: Fatty foods may not be the healthiest
diet choice, but those rich in unsaturated fats such as avocados,
nuts, and olive oil We think we know where theyre
going with this. That popular term for edgy nutritionists living
life on the razors edge, good fats, will surely
be mentioned. We like to make fun, of course, but its true
that avocados, nuts, and olive oil technically are good fats.
Its just that by feeling the need to preface with good,
scientists do all fats a great disservice via a latent implication
that other fats are bad. We have the same issue with
the phrase good dog, but thats for another post
(or blog altogether?). Anyway, as weve
established before, fat is generally a healthy, nay, the healthy
source of fuel for all followers of the Primal
Blueprint. So why bring this study up?