I can hear it already. Like the climate activists who now deny there was a global cooling scare 40 years ago, in 10 years time or so we’ll be hearing the media and all the proponents of the low-fat/high carb diet claiming that this too was never a consensus.
Remember how eating saturated fats was supposed to cause artery-clogging, dangerous cholesterol and hence had to be avoided at all times? Day after day we were indoctrinated to follow the government’s and doctors’ guidelines of eating high carb, low fat foods. The science was fully endorsed for decades by the AMA, AHA, etc.
The food industry responded by filling store shelves with Twinkie and Cocoa Puffs-quality “foods”. Today tens of millions are afflicted with horrendous ailments like diabetes, heart disease and malnutrition.
Fortunately a few people ignored the totally bogus consensus nutritional recommendations and continued consuming high fat diets that included real butter, chicken, beef, cheese, eggs, fat-dripping bacon …and more eggs, along with their vegetables. The Telegraph here writes about how one person ate bacon and eggs every day almost her entire life and has just turned 116! In her kitchen she has a sign with a what I’d call a really sensible nutritional guideline:
“Bacon makes everything better!”
On the other hand we could continue corroding and oxidizing our bodies with carbs, or even follow the example of tech guru Steve Jobs, who had top chefs cooking a strict vegan diet for him daily. Jobs wound up dead at only 56. His “healthy” diet may have been deemed responsible, and friendly to the environment. But it certainly was not healthy or friendly to him.