lundi 22 février 2010

L'alimentation aux US en 1909 et en 1999

Via 180 Degree Health:

(statistiques du USDA - US Department of Agriculture):

In the American diet from 1909 to 1999, as reported by the USDA:

Consumption of whole milk dropped 49.8%

Consumption of skim milk increased 57.8%

Consumption of butter dropped 72.2%

Consumption of margarine increased 800%

Consumption of shortening increased 275%

Consumption of lard and tallow dropped 50%

Consumption of salad and cooking oil increased 1,450%

Consumption of fruit increased 29%

Consumption of vegetables increased 15.6%

Consumption of potatoes dropped 23% (of fresh, unprocessed taters, it fell by 73%)

Consumption of grains dropped 30.6% (corn by 50%, wheat by 30%)

Consumption of pork dropped 19%, eggs dropped 13.5%, beef increased by 22%, poultry increased 278%

Consumption of legumes and nuts increased 37.5%

And, drumroll please…

Refined sugar and syrup consumption increased by 74.7% (up about 1,600% from 1809)

And for the low-carb people especially, overall carbohydrate consumption fell from 57% of calories to 46% of calories. High-glycemic starches were displaced by lower glycemic high-fructose corn syrup and crystalline fructose.

To eat a 1909 diet today then, we must, as a nation, eat less margarine, shortening, vegetable oil, fruit, vegetables, skim milk, poultry, nuts, legumes, refined sugars, and beef…

And eat more butter, lard, tallow, potatoes, corn, whole wheat, pork, eggs, and whole milk.

I’m not saying I agree that we should do exactly that, or that changes from pork to poultry is even of any particular significance, but everyone has the right to know what changed in the American diet as we got sicker. The data makes it a tough feat to accuse
dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, high-glycemic carbs, dairy, grains, or lack of fruits, vegetables, and legumes. It’s damn easy to blame it onvegetable oils and refined sugars.
hough, which I think I’ll continuto do.

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