I didn't want to derail the thread any more, but I wanted to comment how I only intended to address how the US government has been untenably making a scapegoat of a significant macronutrient in human breast milk for all dietary evil for half a century without pointing out why we really have so many issues stemming from diet in developed countries: overabundance of processed foods and carbohydrates now especially resulting from rejection of fats. We serve children non-fat milk in school when those fats loaded with fat-soluble vitamins would have likely been the most nutritious part of their meal. Dr. Aseem Malhotra, consultant cardiologist and founding member of the Public Health Collaboration, a group of medics, said dietary guidelines promoting low-fat foods were “perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history, resulting in devastating consequences for public health."Grigoris wrote: ↑Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:29 pmSaturated fats are not a problem as long as one eats a diet low in carbohydrates (simple and complex) since the saturated fats are then broken down by the body for use in energy production.
BUT the idea of a balanced diet being unhealthy is a ludicrous concept. If one eats more saturated fats, then they need to eat less carbohydrates. If one takes meat and fish out of the equation then they need to eat more pulses and legumes. That is what a balanced diet is about: getting the right combination of various food stuffs to guarantee a healthy functioning body.
No one nutritional substance is better or worse than another.
That sort of thinking is for food faddists.
Otherwise, you simply don't understand the hurdles of overcoming the health problems along the lines of obesity. The body has a hard time letting go of being overweight, being insulin resistant, having high blood pressure and so forth, no matter if you limit your eating on a so-called balanced diet for years. Researchers and those with first-hand experience are more impressed with therapeutic diets than you are, and with good reason.