Does nutrition research influence your food choices?

Philippines
September 8, 2009 9:57pm CST
I seems that only yesterday, researchers say that saturated fat contributes to heart disease. Today, it appears that diets high in saturated fat actually improve your odds. How can we make healthy choices when research findings seem to change constantly? Do you think research is meaningless and may be influenced or paid for by various business interests?
3 responses
• United States
9 Sep 09
It seems like studies are always changing, so I take it all worth a grain of salt. Don't get me wrong, I don't just get Ding Dongs and Mac & Cheese, but I think more than anything diet is just about balance. A little of everything and you get your nutrients and not too much bad stuff.
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• Philippines
9 Sep 09
Agreed! A balanced diet is what we should try to achieve in our eating and not just satisfy our pleasures with unhealthy food choices. I believe healthy choices can also be truly satisfying. Good day!
@dragon54u (31184)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I don't usually pay attention to researchers. When my grandparents and my mom were growing up in the late 1800's and early 1900's, they ate meat, eggs, butter, bread, etc. and lots of vegetables--fruit when they could find it at the store and afford it. People ate that way back then and there wasn't a lot of cancers or heart attacks or artery disease. Of course, they worked hard, too. They worked all that stuff off. Our lives now don't involve much physical labor, for the most part. I eat what I please but in moderation and I'm very healthy. The researchers sometimes act as if they flip a coin as to which food to say is unhealthy in any given year.
• United States
9 Sep 09
Of course..with a note attached to the grant check that says As I'm funding your project your research will find in favor of my money or you get no more. I'm sure such bribery has been going on for some time. But we have chosen to be naive in believing that our leadership would put our best interests ahead of sponsorship money. I'm not surprised by the double-back.