A common sense article in this week’s Guardian exposes one of the great food police lies of our time, that red meat and eggs are bad for you.
Life has taught me to be a contrarian. That means as soon as something becomes the established ‘truth’ my natural scepticism kicks in, especially when such ‘truth’ pushes hard against common sense and logic, especially when such ‘truth’ requires me to stop trusting in my own judgement.
I’m egotistical enough to believe I am the best judge of what’s good for me. That means disregarding a great deal, but not necessarily all, of what I’m told to do by well meaning folk who have my best interests at heart. In reality people tend to have their own best interests in mind when they dish out well meaning advice, so I take it with a pinch of salt.
When governments, of any shape or colour, wade in and legitimise well meaning advice is when I really start to take real exception, especially when it’s from well know lobby groups. Therefore I take the greatest of pleasure when their well meaning advice turns out to have been absolute baloney all along.
And what a lot of baloney has been talked over the years about red meat and eggs. I like red meat and I like eggs. I like fat, it’s what gives food flavour. I’ve never subscribed to the theory that saturated fats are bad for your heart. I’ve never given up eating natural butter in favour of unnatural margarine. I’ve never given up eating meat and eggs. I enjoy them.
I stopped giving money to the Heart Foundation once they started making money by giving their ‘tick’ to all and sundry in exchange for a pound of flesh.
Now comes a common sense article in this week’s Guardian - Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong.
It exposes one of the great food police lies of our time, that read meat and eggs are bad for you.
Here’s the guts of it.
Take this with a pinch of salt if you like but to a contrarian like me it’s all a beautiful piece of common sense as well as being delicious Schadenfreude. Enjoy.