Investigative journalist, Nina Teicholz, joins me on today’s episode of Unstoppable to talk about the truth about FATS and how we’ve been fooled by nutrition science.
Nina is the author of the international and New York Times bestselling book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. Her extensive research over the last decade uncovered the politics behind science and how our low-fat diet phenomenon actually makes us fatter.
In turn, The Big Fat Surprise has received several awards from publications like Economist, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal.
Listen in to today’s show as Nina tells us about how saturated fats (the kind found in meat and cheese) is actually good for you and why we have been told to believe otherwise. She’s incredibly captivating, and I think you’ll find this episode fascinating.
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“For the first two years of writing, I thought I was writing a book on trans fats so I did nothing but talk to hundreds of vegetable oil executives. It became clear to me how much they did steer science, going back to the ‘40s.” – Nina Teicholz
- How did our nutrition science get it so wrong
- Why low-fat diets can be bad for you
- How vegetable oil companies play a big role in nutrition research
- Who funds studies published by NIH
- How does bureaucracy play a role in health education
- What is the Ketogenic diet
- Why saturated fats are controversial
“In all kinds of food, fat is what provides flavor, texture, substance, and so in order to replace that taste you often have to replace it with sugar.” – Nina Teicholz
- Get a copy of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz
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“I really feel passionate that we need policy that is evidence-based on this subject so that people can trust it and get healthy again. I think that is absolutely crucial for the health of the country.” – Nina Teicholz