The Mediterranean Diet Is a Big FAT Lie.
The Mediterranean Diet is not a panacea of health,
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The Mediterranean Diet is a myth.
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70% total fat on a calorie basis
31% saturated fat
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25% monounsaturated fat
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Obesity Higher in Some European Countries
BRUSSELS, Belgium --- At least seven European countries now challenge the United States in size — at least around the waistline. In a group of nations from Greece to Germany, the proportion of overweight or obese men is higher than in the U.S., experts said Tuesday in a major analysis of expanding girth on the European continent.
"The time when obesity was thought to be a problem on the other side of the Atlantic has gone by," said Mars Di Bartolomeo, Luxembourg's Minister of Health.
In Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Malta and Slovakia, a higher percentage of men are obese or overweight than the estimated 67 percent of men in the United States, according to a report from the International Obesity Task Force, a coalition of researchers and institutions.
The analysis was released as the 25-nation European Union announced an initiative to enlist the food and marketing industries in the fight against fat.
Obesity is especially acute in Mediterranean countries, underscoring concerns that people in the southern region are turning away from the traditional diet of fish, fruits and vegetables to fast food high in fat and refined carbohydrates.
In Greece, for example, 38 percent of women are obese, compared with 34 percent in the United States, the group said.
Even in countries with low rates of obesity, troubling trends are emerging. In France, obesity in women rose from 8 percent in 1997 to 11.3 percent in 2003, and from 8.4 percent to 11.4 percent in men.
The change in diets, which the obesity task force said has occurred over the past two decades, affects children most because it is reflected in school lunches.
The task force estimated that among the EU's 103 million youngsters the number of those overweight rises by 400,000 each year. More than 30 percent of children ages 7 to 11 are overweight in Italy, Portugal, Spain and Malta, it said.
That matches estimates for American children. Among American adults, about two-thirds are overweight or obese; nearly one-third qualify as obese.
The International Obesity Task Force, which is advising the European Union, had estimated in 2003 that about 200 million of the 350 million adults living in what is now the European Union may be overweight or obese.
However, a closer evaluation of the figures in the latest analysis indicated that may be an underestimate, according to the group.
To counter the worsening trend, the EU is pushing a united effort from the food and marketing industries, consumer groups and health experts.
"The industry is being challenged to demonstrate, transparently, that it is going to be part of the solution," Philip James, chairman of the IOTF said in a telephone interview after the launch of the program in Brussels.
"They have to say how much more money they will add to help solve the obesity problem. They have to put forward a plan on how exactly they are going to contribute year by year, and their contribution has to get bigger every year," he added.
The food industry says it will better inform consumers with detailed nutrition labels. The EU office also wants tastier healthy foods to compete with high-calorie, non-nutritious fare.
Studies have shown that being overweight can dramatically increase the risk of certain diseases, such as diabetes. Obesity is also linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, respiratory disease, arthritis and some types of cancer.
"We can have disastrous effects from (obesity) on health and the national economy," EU Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou said.
People in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and the Northern Mediterranean area have had an overweight problem for several generations. The cause is the high amount of carbohydrates in the diet of whole grains and fruit. The Mediterranean diet is high in breads and pasta that is the main cause of the overweight problem. The amount of healthy fish in the diet is good but is insufficient to overcome the carbohydrate overload.
The mythological Mediterranean diet is touted heavily by flaxseed oil salesmen. Obviously, flaxseed does nothing toward preventing the high obesity rates in these countries. The Mediterranean diet claims in books and on websites do not produce good health as claimed, and the people of the Northern Mediterranean area prove the claims are false.
Notice in the report above by the Luxembourg's Minister of Health that the French have a history of a very low incidence of obesity. The French raised cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and horses. Their diet had a considerable amount of red meat and animal fats. As much as one-third of the French eat horse meat regularly, according to some industry estimates. The French diet is just the opposite of the so-called Mediterranean diet. The French have proven the Mediterranean diet to be a scam and a lie.
French women have the lowest rate of heart disease in the Western world. They eat high levels of butter, cheese, and animal fats. France is reported to have 265 brands of cheese typically containing 45% to 50% saturated fats. Cheese has no carbohydrates but is high in saturated fats. Cheese is a perfectly healthy food as the French have proven. They are more healthy because of their high level of saturated fat, low level of sugar, and lower level of other carbohydrates in the diet. This high level of saturated fat with a low heart disease rate has become known as the "French paradox" by the confused low-fat dietitians. Unfortunately, the French are now turning away from their natural foods to high-carbohydrate manufactured foods.
The people of France ate a diet very high in saturated fat but had a heart disease rate only one third that of people in the United States. The French people have a much lower intake of carbohydrates and a higher intake of saturated fats which are the true reasons for their superior health.
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The Mediterranean Diet is a flaxseed oil scam.
Flaxseed oil is touted as a healthy diet supplement because it contains 60% omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). However, flaxseed oil has several problems. In some people the body cannot effectively break down ALA into the two healthy components, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), that are anti-inflammatory. The second flaxseed oil negative is the 14% omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) that is pro-inflammatory. Other grains contain even higher levels of unhealthy LA, and the flaxseed oil adds more. This is the reason a diet high in whole grains is unhealthy. Vegetarians flock to flaxseed oil because it is one of the few non-animal sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
A better alternative to flaxseed oil is to supplement the diet with Norwegian cod liver oil because it contains EPA and DHA directly with only 1% LA. Cod liver oil also contains natural vitamin A and vitamin D. Cod liver oil has gained the reputation over several centuries for being medicinal and for good reason. It promotes healing by providing several elements essential to the body.
The edible oil industry produces omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable, seed, and grain oils such as corn oil, soybean oil, Canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and cottonseed oil. These oils are highly suspect as one of the leading causes of heart disease and cancer, both of which increased in concert with increases of omega-6 fatty acids in the diet. Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory and proven to cause or contribute to a long list of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and many others.
Postmenopausal breast cancer is associated with high intakes of omega-6 fatty acids (Sweden).
"RESULTS: Saturated fat and the omega3-omega6 fatty acid ratio were not related to increased risks, but positive trends were seen for total (p = 0.031), monounsaturated (p = 0.002), and polyunsaturated fat (p = 0.0009), especially omega6 fatty acids and the polyunsaturated-saturated fat ratio (p = 0.004). With mutual adjustment for different types of fat, an elevated risk remained significant in the highest omega6 fatty acid quintile (RR= 2.08, 95% CI 1.08-4.01)."
The above study proves that saturated fats and omega-3 fats as found in red meat and fish were not associated with an elevated risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but monounsaturated omega-9 fats as found in olive oil and polyunsaturated omega-6 fats as found in grains, seeds, and nuts increase the risk of breast cancer, especially omega-6 fats as found in grains, seeds, and nuts. These excellent results are just the opposite of the myths, distortions, and lies promoted by vegetarians and manufacturers of high-carbohydrate foods. Beef, lamb, and pork with saturated fats are very healthy foods.
The edible oil industry also produces hydrogenated forms of these oils which make them more saturated. These hydrogenated oil are known by their opponents as the "deadly trans fats."
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Natural saturated fats don't cause heart disease or cancer and never did. It has all been a big fat lie.
Olive oil is popular in the Mediterranean diet. It is high in omega-9 oleic fatty acid that is not as healthy as saturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Refined extra light olive oil is acceptable and preferred to extra virgin olive oil because the impurities have been extracted. Don't believe the claims made by extra virgin olive oil salesmen. Extra virgin olive oil has phenolic and other natural compounds that give it the undesirable acidity, aroma, and dreadful taste.
Some artificial butter manufacturers show fraudulent advertisements that give the impression their artificial spread containing olive oil is eaten in the diet of people in Mediterranean area. This is false. They have always eaten real butter made from cows' milk or goats' milk. Making artificial butter from olive oil is a modern scam originating in the United States.
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Recent Testimony From a Person Living in Italy Where the Mediterranean Diet is Heavily Promoted
again and again. All my relatives are definitely FAT. I was getting fat
myself at the age of 14, when I went on a lowcarb diet on myself. I've
been in a good shape so far (8-9% bodyfat now, 34 years old, in bulking
phase), I've tried different types of dietary regimens but the lowcarb is
the best one, definitely.
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