The Secret To A Long Life? Eat Lots Of Cheese And Meat!
Here's a study we can all get around.
Apparently low-fat diets are no longer considered the secret to a longer life, but eating lots of cheese, meat and butter is.
A major new study has found that low-fat diets may actually INCREASE the potential of an early death by ‘almost a quarter’.
The Telegraph says that the Lancet study looked at 135,000 adults and found that people who cut out fats had ‘far shorter lives’ than those enjoying plenty of servings of butter, cheese and meats.
Researchers say the study contradicts repeated health warnings to cut down on fats and those who followed the advice tended to eat ‘far too much stodgy food like bread, pasta and rice’.
People who ate the highest levels of carbs, refined sugars found in fizzy drinks, processed meals, faced a 28 per cent higher risk of an early death.
Researcher Dr Andrew Mente, from McMaster University, said:
"Our data suggests that low fat diets put populations at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Loosening the restriction on total fat and saturated fat and imposing limits on carbohydrates when high to reduce intake to moderate levels would be optimal."
According to Dr Mente, achieving the balance of fats and carbs in your diet – adding, around 35 per cent of calories should come from fats.
Sounds like a plan to us!