Written by Joachim Bartoll, November, 2014 – previously published for online publication
Free Article Published at Classic Muscle Newsletter, January 2016 (issue #16)
When I got into nutrition in the mid- and late 80’s, the low fat craze had just begun and it skyrocketed during the 90’s. Fat intake should be kept low, preferable around 10 % of total calories or even less. Cholesterol was evil and saturated fats were to blame. Eggs and red meat got a lot of negative press (to the extent that people even today are still afraid of egg yolks). Later on salt (sodium) got a bad rap for increasing blood pressure and causing hypertension. The really scary part? Most of this dogma is still prevalent today – and most doctors still believe in it!