I think it's brilliant that Time magazine has devoted such a great slab of space to healthy eating this week. There's some brilliant information there.
But what the bloody hell is up with the cover? Those earrings are scaring me. Does Cosmo know their July 1985 cover has been plagarised? Are we going to see TAB make a comeback in the soda aisles? Is it time to dust off our legwarmers?
Has anyone ever been whacked over the head with a steak by a I Hate Carbs person after you tried to explain what complex carbs are and how they're good for you? I really think the paragraph below sums up the whole thing about carbs and why people get their knickers in a knot about them. It's all been misinterpreted.
"This problem of mistaken identity extends to quite a few of the foods we commonly call carbohydrates. First, a tiny rant about the word carbohydrate. When nutritionists first advised us to replace some of the fats in our diets with complex carbohydrates, what they had in mind was beans, fruits, leafy green vegetables and whole grains. What we loaded up on was pasta, white rice and French fries. Technically, we were following the rules, but by focusing on these highly processed or refined foods, we were missing out on a lot of antioxidants and other important nutrients. And we found out, much to the detriment of our waistlines, that it's a whole lot easier to overeat pasta, rice and potatoes than apples and broccoli."
The rest of the article is here.