Low-fat or non-fat Foods are often high in sugars and other refined carbohydrates that contribute to weight gain. These terms also say nothing about the quality and nutrient density of food, and the nutrient status of low-fat foods is often poor. That’s why ‘low fat’ foods often do more harm than good for health.
One of the best examples of this is low-fat vs full-fat dairy. A 2005 study demonstrated (contrary to the authors’ hypothesis) that lower-fat varieties of milk products were associated with weight gain but full-fat dairy was not,36 and a recent review of the scientific literature concluded that recommendations to reduce dairy fat are in contrast with the available evidence!37 Use full-fat varieties of foods. Don’t buy into the low-fat hype!
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.