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2015-20 Dietary Guidelines Revisited

Sometimes the universe hands you a gift. Just last month, we took a look at the recently published 2015-20 US Dietary Guidelines. My general conclusion was that, as usual, the guidelines run about 30-50 years behind the curve.

Low-fat diets are harmful to human health

By Devon: (NaturalNews) Low-fat diets sound like a good way to lose weight and get healthy, but when it comes down to nutrition, a low-fat diet actually does more harm than good, depriving cells of key components. Strangely, the federal government's 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee (DGAC) came out in support of destructive, low-fat diets and continued to criticize foods like eggs and meats.

Why you need to eat more butter

BY Henry: (NaturalNews) The marketing blitz that was launched in the past few decades that demonized saturated fats and made polyunsaturated fats (with special attention to vegetable oils like soy, corn, and cottonseed) the hero, struck a serious blow to our overall health. People started avoiding things like butter, beef, and full fat cream and started introducing thing like margarine and low fat dairy products. Was this a good choice?

The case against margarine, the "darling" in the saturated fat attacks

Pasture-fed red meat is richer in healthy fats, study proves

By Devon: (NaturalNews) Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) might be the most efficient and profitable ways to raise meat from an economic standpoint, but these methods drain the life, energy and health out of animals. The harsh conditions these animals suffer through don't end in the pen, the mud and the slop. How humans treat these animals has a rebound effect. How we treat animals is passed backed to us through the very meat we eat.

Healthy high-fat diet protects the brain from aging

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) A diet high in healthy fats may actually slow the aging process, including stemming off the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the Nationals Institute of Health, and published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The study was funded by the Nordea-fonden through the Center for Healthy Aging.

A guide to balancing our omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake

By Ravensthorpe: (NaturalNews) There's a good reason why nutritionists consider omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to be "essential" acids. These polyunsaturated fats, which are responsible for building cells and maintaining nerve and brain function, cannot be manufactured by our bodies. This means that we must obtain them from food sources in order to remain healthy.

Go nuts to significantly lower risk of obesity and diabetes, and aid your weight management strategy

A surprising number of people avoid eating nuts as they retain the false stigma that the calories derived from a handful of nuts contribute to weight gain. Nuts also deliver a higher percentage of fat calories per ounce than many nutritionally deficient processed foods and are thus considered to be unhealthy. As the incidence of metabolic syndrome (six health metrics that increase risk of diabetes, heart disease and many other potentially fatal chronic conditions) continues to skyrocket in many unsuspecting individuals, a wealth of scientific evidence now shows that eating a variety of tree nuts is not only beneficial to our health, but also helps lower obesity prevalence in the adult population and aids weight management as part of a natural food diet.

Tree nuts found to lower death rate by 20 percent

A study by scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health has shown that those who consume nuts daily reduce the risk of death by 20 percent from any cause of death. For death caused by heart problems, eating nuts reduces the risk of death by 29 percent. It was also observed that eating nuts reduces deaths caused by cancer by 11 percent.