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What a great name for a book about the dietary fallacies that have been perpetuated on the world for the past 60 years.

The takeaway: saturated fat is not the dietary evil it’s been portrayed as.

In other words, eating meats and dairy products are part of a healthy diet.

There were dozens of interesting statistics. Lots to think about.

This book, along with Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories was a real eye opener with respect to how scientists with big personalities and egos to match alongside food industry profit-seeking led to American (and thus the world’s) dietary standards to focus on reducing saturated fats. The resulting increase in carbohydrate consumption and a whole range of artificial fats is arguably worse than the problem they were seeking to ameliorate.

If you think saturated fats are unhealthy, I suggest you read this book. You could be doing your health a great disservice due to believing something that is untrue.

The Big Fat Surprise, by Nina Teicholz

Incidentally, I think I’m going to test out some linking here.