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.
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.
Feed your brain, feed your grades — and your memory, emotional stability, language abilities, creativity, and more.
Update (2-28-15, 8:45 PM): listen to the great Chris Kresser’s podcast episode How to Feed Your Brain.