Over the past hundred years, an array of changes have taken place in the food environment. Correspondingly, rates of obesity and noncommunicable diseases have incrementally increased. To explain this widespread regression in health, many have tried to point the finger at a specific food or food group. A theory that has recently gained traction blames vegetable oils. It’s commonly put forth that vegetable oils are healthy due to their low saturated fat and high polyunsaturated fat content, but is there more to the story? Could this common household staple be the offender we’ve been searching for?
Part of being a nutrition major is criticizing the way people eat. It doesn’t matter which nutrition class it is, at least once per semester, the topic of fad diets is brought up. This results in a handful of self-righteous nutrition majors scoffing at a variety of diets implemented by the general public, and rightfully… Read more The Ketogenic Diet is a Fad Diet
The phrase “too much protein is bad for your kidneys” has been handed down for generations. So much so, that it made its way into the brain of a registered dietitian and professor, who then passed it on to a class of undergraduate nutrition students. For many undergraduate nutrition students, the professor’s word is law,… Read more Too Much Protein is Bad for Your Kidneys