Some well-known organizations offer dietary advice based on a mix of old and new data. Much of it is simply not in line with what we know today. In an article for, nutritionist and best-selling author Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS, speculates that, “It’s far easier to just repeat the same old talking points — avoid cholesterol and saturated fat — than to actually teach people to make the dietary changes that would make them healthier.” 

He gives the example that some people are hyper-focused on palm oil. “They’d have you believe that it’s bad for you and the environment. They also are stuck in the old 1950s notion that “all saturated fat contributes to heart disease.” Both beliefs are wrong.” Bowden suggests tossing out the old nutrition advice along with the junk food.

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