I’ve been reading work by Gary Taubes recently. His research is eye opening, and thoroughly explains what’s actually caused the obesity epidemic and its associated illnesses. The causes are probably not what you think. It’s not even overeating or inactivity that causes obesity. Taubes has trawled through the centuries of quite simply terrible science, all of which has accidentally led to previous and current government health advice, and which persist as myth in conversation today. Though the world of nutrition is deeply unscientific, Taubes basically debunks those myths using scientific method.
Watch this video – it’s pretty long, but it’ll change the way you think about food, and really make you wonder what the hell various governments are doing in giving such bad and unscientific advice (it wouldn’t be the first time).