Unhappy Meals in Santa Clara County - Page 2
Let me think. If a kids' meal at a Mexican restaurant in unincorporated Santa Clara County has too much guacamole - a "good" fat - therefore exceeding the fat content, my child does not get the crayons and coloring placemat? What if my child adds salt to his food, do the crayons get taken away? If my child chooses a diet drink with aspartame - you know, the fake sweetener that is linked to overeating and neurological problems - she gets a toy?
These old-school misguided notions of what causes obesity and heart disease drive me crazy. It's the nutrient-free white carbs like the big-fat-bun, fries, and corn syrup sodas that make people eat and eat - we are simultaneously stuffed with calories, yet starved for nutrients.
Another misconception about fats: Once researchers stopped grouping trans fats with all fats in studies on heart disease and stroke, almost two dozen studies showed that saturated fat does not actually cause either condition. It's the white carbs that cause inflammation. Inflammation damages our arteries. Our body repairs our arteries with cholesterol - our bodies' natural Band Aids.Continued on the next page