We live in an age where the rules for a healthy diet keep changing. Back when many of us were children, things weren't so complicated. Our mothers learned how to cook from their mothers, and things were basically pretty simple. There wasn't much variety, but we didn't know any better, even though the parents and their children continued to pack on pounds. The FDA was very clear about certain concepts regarding fats, sugars, and the nutritional balance that was best for our overall health.
Things have changed, however, and mom's cooking may not be so good for you after all. While we all love comfort food and have fond memories of our favorite childhood meals, it's being discovered that mom may not have known what's best for you in the food department. Granted, this is all she knew, because she learned this from her mother and grandmother, and life has changed a lot since then. Nutritionists and the health industry, in general, have had to stand and take notice because more and more people are taking responsibility for their health rather than listen to the "experts." Here are some of the (bad) lessons we learned from Mom's cooking:
Momma taught us that fat is bad, and if you eat it, you will, in turn, become fat. These ideas were established in the 1970s,, and there are many people who still believe them. Unfortunately, not only were these concepts wrong, but they created a situation where most of the people at that time gained more weight and began to deal with more heart issues than ever before. Part of the problem is that good fats were replaced with foods that had more carbohydrates than we need. It has since been discovered that we do need fats, but they need to be good fats. We have also learned that so many carbs may, in fact, be contributing to the weight problems we see in the United States.Next