So the recent cover of Time magazine declares that butter is actually good for you. The food scientists had it all wrong.
They did this before with eggs too.
At this point, I don’t think any of them know what the hell they’re talking about. I’m fully expecting them to start sounding like these guys at the beginning of this clip from the Woody Allen film SLEEPER.
We’ve become obsessed with health and thinness to the point that we will jump on any bandwagon that sounds scientific. However, I don’t think anyone is really doing enough studies that go long enough to truly understand the impact of food. A few months does not determine anything worthwhile. And what if what we think about food has an impact too?
If I believe something is bad for me and I eat it anyway, does that impact what my body does with it? This short study seems to imply as much.
Now this is by no means enough information to come to a sound conclusion, but it’s an interesting place to start. Perhaps with the question, “Is there a mind-body connection in regards to health?” Some people believe there is while others look at the body as more mechanistic than that and just thinking things has no effect.
The best thing we can all do is calm the hell down about food and get a little smarter about it. We have to be our own scientists in some ways. If you eat a food and it makes you feel bad then you might consider not eating that food. If eating eggs and full fat dairy make you feel good, enjoy those things to their fullest.
Unless and until they get real about their experiments (rather than doing the bare minimum to get past the FDA), trust none of this bullshit. Whether you live longer or not, you’ll be a little saner and a lot happier enjoying the foods you like in moderation. Everything in moderation.
Oh and by the way, this is the new food pyramid. Vegans are gonna love this one. Where’s the bread?