The food processing industry and its raw food supplier allies have been clever at marketing their products as healthy while attacking the foods they replace as unhealthy. And it has worked both ways.
fats including coconut oil and real butter were demonized as obesity
producers and heart health hazards while trans-fatty acid hydrogenated
vegetable oils and margarine were marketed as substitutes that prevented
both obesity and heart attacks.
All were lies marketed without intervention from the the Federal Trade Commission (FTA) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
both agencies are quick to jump on scientifically confirmed health
claims from whole food providers such as those who grow and distribute
cherries and walnuts (http://www.naturalnews.com/029698_censorship_FDA.html).
we are forced to separate fact from fiction and see our way through the
blizzard of lies and contradictions within the health foods field. As
basic rules, moderation and different foods for different folks makes
But marketing disinformation has vaulted questionable foods into undeserved health food status.