No link found between saturated fat and heart disease

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Researchers at Cambridge University have reviewed previous studies on the supposed links between consumption of saturated fats and heart disease. They have concluded that saturated fat does not cause heart disease while so-called ‘healthy’ polyunsaturated fats fail to prevent cardiovascular problems.

Sugar is the real enemy, not fat itself, says film targeting obesity

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Published in The Guardian, 11th May 2015 – an introduction to the soon to be releasesd documentary ‘Fed-Up’ which targets sugar as the main cause of our obesity epidemic. The film argues that big business is poisoning us with low-fat food marketed under the guise of being beneficial to our health while adding sugar to foods to make them more palatable.

“Fad” diets drive Aussies from grain in droves

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An article published in ‘The Land’ on May 1st 2015 detailing how Australians are consuming thirty percent less grains than they did just four years ago. Michelle Brown, General Manager of the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council has attributed the decline to the popularity of “fad diets” like Low Carb, High Fat and Paleo. We believe that a thirty percent drop in consumption across the country in just four years represents a major shift in thinking rather than simply a fad.

The Low Carb Diet Debate

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‘Sweet Life’ is a South African diabetic community for those who have diabetes, both Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. They have opened up debate about the merits of a Low Carb, High Fat diet in the management of diabetes by calling for comments on the opinions of Professor Tim Noakes.

The Inuit Paradox

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An excellent article published by Discover magazine in 2004. How could people who gorge on fat and rarely see a vegetable be healthier than us? The traditional Eskimo diet had little in the way of plant food, no agricultural or dairy products and was unusually low in carbohydrates. Mostly people subsisted on what they hunted and fished.

Is the Junk Food Era Drawing to a Close?

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An inspiring article written by Tom Philpott detailing the downturn in the profits of Big Food and the sharp increase in the popularity of farmers markets in America. We’re hoping this signals the start of victory for Real Food over Fast Food in Australia as well.

Of Traitors and Truths

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An interesting article from Dr. Jason Fung exploring how our medical associations and doctors have sold us down the river by accepting funding from Big Food for studies that favour their commercial interests.

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