Does anyone know what to eat anymore? There have been so many warnings in the past, many of which have since been refuted, I have to confess, I am totally confused. I remember when butter was a big No-No; margarine was the healthier choice; then we were told that margarines contained more transfat than butter, so they were the No-No.
For years we were told that caffeine is bad for you; now studies are showing that caffeine can be used in the treatment of migraines, and some studies are even claiming increased longevity in women who use caffeine. This one hasn’t been a real dilemma for me; I discovered in my 30’s that PMS and caffeine turned me into a creature from the netherworld, so I gave it up permanently. (Except for chocolate; I do have my limits!)
Sugar was the bad guy and we were urged to switch to saccharin; then aspartame was the way to go; now that is in question and we’re told that a dextrin and sucralose product is the answer. And I’m sure down the road a new study will undermine that!
Eggs were at one time a terrible choice, now they have regained the respectability if consumed in moderation.
I fully expect that in the future we will be advised to eat only (organically grown) grass and drink pure spring water. Won’t that be a delightful time?