How times have changed
- ttoommyy May 2, 2011 06:13 AM
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From the July 1970 issue of Life magazine. See attached.
The copy reads:
We know it sounds odd--but it can work.
Spoil your appetite by eating something with sugar.
Sugar works faster than any other food to turn your appetite "down,"
your energy "up."
Then, when mealtime comes, you're less apt to overeat.
Willpower never tasted so good.
Sugar...only 18 calories per teaspoon, and it's all energy.
General Post Office Box 94, New York, NY 10001
I remember reading somewhere that back around 1960 a man's doctor advised him to eat half a pound of lunchmeat (and nothing else) for lunch every day. We are talking, like, baloney and salami. The idea then was that this constituted a pure protein diet that would help control weight. But then the man had a heart attack (lunchmeat is high fat etc) and he sued the doctor.
Wow. I think that was just about the time that cheeseburgers were being advertised as "health food".
I'm so glad eggs are "OK to eat now!" I love them. DH has a bit of a cholesterol issue, so we don't overindulge, but we enjoy than more now than ever.
I also don't get all these "healthy chefs" who espouse eating egg whites only. You miss out on so many nutrients that way. I use Egg Beaters or the like, but generally cut in a few real eggs when making dishes such as frittata.
Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called wheat germ, organic honey, and tiger’s milk.
Dr. Aragon: Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. M: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or hot fudge?
Dr. A: Those were thought to be unhealthy—precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
From the 1973 Woody Allen movie“Sleeper,” in which Woody's character, a former health food store owner, wakes up after being asleep for 200 years.
Yikes!! People can also drop pounds by stealing their kid's Adderall, but I don't see ads for that and it's no less stupid that the suger thing, haha.
Will never understand what is so hard about latching on to common sense: enjoy everything in moderation.
Nah - there were ads touting the health benefits of smoking in the 30s and 40s...and the health benefits of a little cocaine before that....and before that it was lead powder to improve the complexion...and before that it was bloodletting....the more things change, the less things change.
If it's being sold for a profit, there's someone trying to spin it.
The big push for grain fed beef in the early 60's. Not that tough wide open pasture grass fed stuff. Beef that was fed nutritiously and scientifically in barns and feed lots.
Well, over the last 30 years of my long life, coffee has been banned, blessed, banned, blessed, and then it seem to cure some cancers, but others call for it to be banned.
Who knows what coffee will be thought of next week?
Same for wine - one day, red wine is great to extend life, and the next, people are told to shun it completely, 'cause it causes something.
I just eat and drink what I want, and then sit down and review all of my tests with my Dr., and alter things in moderation, should something show up. I cannot be troubled with the food issue du jour, as those will change, within six months.
Anyone remember when Alar in apples would kill you?
re: hill food
LOL, I guess I'm just more a granny than I care to admit! It does seem like we often don't appreicate the things close to home tho.
I have plans to do a wild food course this year, so I'll be trying harder to do the right thing. Not only for my pocket book but for the environment.
To me, above all, food science is about selling HOPE. No one wants to get ill, and everyone wants to live a long healthy life. This is behind the "miracle foods" and problems with foods that come up in the media all the time. An apple a day keeps the doctor away! No, wait! The alar on the apple will KILL you! No, wait! Alar isn't a problem, the arsenic is!
The thought is if you get "right" info, you will avoid all sorts of diseases and you can control your destiny. I think the various marketing boards and advertisement budgets of corporations drives alot of this in the quest for bigger profits.
Unfortunately, aside from a few absolutes (as in, x is poisonous if you ingest it call your Poison Control Center), we can't control a whole bunch. We can try to do the best we can, and follow some guidelines I suppose, but at the end of the day, poop happens and we just have to deal with it.
If one eats a balanced diet (aka all the food groups in moderation), keeps to a reasonable body weight, exercises moderately and regularly, we'll be just fine.