Last week I came across an article on the internet about the obesity epidemic that has been going on for over a decade now in the world, and especially in North America. To say that it was shocking would be an understatement. It explains how people got this fat and how the ADA (American Dietetic Asoosication) is in big part responsible for this problem that is growing at an alarming rate.
The ADA is the association that controls the nutritional information that is given to the people, and no nutritional recommendation can be made without the permission of the ADA. So basically, they control what they want the poeple to know. But it’s also very interesting that the ADA is sponsored by big companies such as Coca-Cola, Hershey’s and Kellogg’s just to name a few. Yes, you read that right! So this professional unbiased association is suppose to tell us what to eat? Are you kidding me?!
But wait, the best is still to come. The ADA actually has a section on their website that invites companies to sponsor the ADA!
That’s not it. This is my favorite part; the article goes into detail as to when this obesity epidemic started and the following graph is presented showing a drastic increase in obesity and overweight people in 1977 in the United States.
Weird, huh? But what happened in the United Stated in 1977 in order to create a drastic increase in overweight people?
Are you ready for this?
The article sites that in 1977 the ADA basically changed their nutritional recommendations to the following:
- Eat more starch
-Eat more carbohydrates
- Saturated fats are bad
Does that sound familiar? Is that what we have been led to believe what “good nutrition” is by the medias and most of the nutritional information easily accessible?
If you still think that’s right, time for a reality check:
If this is considered good nutrition why does obesity, diabetes, all sorts of cancer and the like are growing at an alarming rate ever since?
How did our ancesters never had all these same problem while they weren’t concerned about eating fatty meat and definitely weren’t eating as much carbohydrates?
If you haven’t read the article, I strongly suggest you do so. It’s literally a slap in the face of common nutritional recommendations and how we’ve been wrongfully informed on nutrition as a society for the last decades. Check it out HERE.