I’ve been saying this for a while:
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Popular low-carbohydrate diets are leading Americans to poor health and spawning a rip-off industry of “carb-friendly” products, health experts and consumer advocates have said.
“When unproven science becomes a sales pitch, some people get rich and the rest of us get ripped off,” Jeffrey Prince of the American Institute for Cancer Research told a news conference.
“Eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans, which are all predominantly carbohydrate, is linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and a range of other chronic diseases.”
Prince said low-carb diets that advocate piling on the animal protein and fat are “increasing the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes and other chronic diseases”.”
That’s right, people; if you want to attain a livable weight, eat right and exercise. You don’t need fad diets. You need moderation.
I was in Wal-Mart the other day (yes, I know about the class action suits and lack of unionization, not that loyal readers of the Waterglass care, but other of those “crazy leftists” would). I’ve been shopping there for over a year, now (not continuously… I do come home once in a while to feed the cat and water the plants). Slowly but surely, they’ve been adding “LOW-CARB” products to the shelves. They’ve even replaced the organic non-produce foods with low carb this and low carb that. Now, it’s a whole section of the cereal isle. And guess what?
“The National Consumers League said it found dieters were spending an average of $85 a month on so-called low-carbohydrate products, although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not evaluate or regulate low-carb claims.”
Rip-off. One big freakin’ rip-off.