In “The Government’s Bad Diet Advice” (New York Times Online, 2-20-15), Nina Teicholz writes:
Since the very first nutritional guidelines to restrict saturated fat and cholesterol were released by the American Heart Association in 1961, Americans have been the subjects of a vast, uncontrolled diet experiment with disastrous consequences. We have to start looking more skeptically at epidemiological studies and rethinking nutrition policy from the ground up.Feed your brain, feed your grades — and your memory, emotional stability, language abilities, creativity, and more.
Until then, we would be wise to return to what worked better for previous generations: a diet that included fewer grains, less sugar and more animal foods like meat, full-fat dairy and eggs. That would be a decent start.
Update (2-28-15, 8:45 PM): listen to the great Chris Kresser’s podcast episode How to Feed Your Brain.