The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 were released today. Your can view the press conference here: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdamedia?navid=USDA_LIVE.
Watch it to the end to see the question and answer segment and you will hear a representative from the American Dietetic Association gushing about the “excellent, excellent” guidelines and an angry woman in a red scarf demanding to know why they didn’t just say, “EAT LESS MEAT!” (She was told that saying “eat more seafood” means the same thing.)
You will also hear Peter Farnham of the Nutrition and Metabolism Society question the high carbohydrate content in the guidelines in light of the current epidemics of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. He was told that the committee received a lot of public input on that issue and that they did look into it, but concluded that the “the evidence was just not there” to support any recommendations in that area. Too bad Mr. Farnham didn’t get a chance to ask a follow-up question about what science they found to show that we need a minimum of 3 ounces of whole grains every day. Or that cholesterol in the diet raises cholesterol in the blood. Or that eating less and exercising more leads to weight loss. Or just where did they find the scientific evidence to support ANY of the guidelines?
PS: Jimmy Moore found 28 research studies that support carbohydrate restriction in one hour on Goggle. Check them out on his video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIPPkz8x7eE and then please forward the link to everyone you know.
(c) 2011, Judy Barnes Baker, author Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat