Turns Out Butter Really Isn’t Bad for You

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May 14 (Bloomberg) -- “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” Author Michael Pollan discusses the demonization of saturated fats and the American diet on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)


Butter was demonized for a long time, it began in the late 70's and early 80's. we thought that the saturated fats with a great dietary evil.

-- were the great dietary evil.

And invest oil -- we thought this was a good idea, but this had transfatty, which were lethal.

People are gradually moving back to butter.

Do you have margarine in your house?

We have i can't believe it's not butter.

A little butter goes a long way because it is natural if you use them in moderation.

Anything that people have been eating for thousands of years, i feel pretty confident about.

And i tend to want to see processed foods, things like i can't believe it's not butter around for a long time before i start eating it.

We have gotten it so wrong so many times when we try to simulate food.

Are we doing it right when we take the rawest form of the vegetable and making this into juices and eating this instead of processed food?

Ask that is much better, that is real food and you're just putting it in a blender and that is terrific.

Simpler is better.

My seven word mantra is to eat food, not too much and mostly plants.

Talking to my staff this morning and all the mistakes i have made, some of this is too much kitchen stuff.

This is a basic pot and you turn on the fire.

This is really amazing how simple that your cooking is.

We have been cooking with fire for about 2 million years and you can do the most amazing things with nothing more than a flame.

Our tendency is always to complicate things.

This is all about empowerment.

Why give power to corporations like mcdonald's? take it back yourself.

The only way you will have control over your diet is if your food -- you are cooking your food and you have control over it.

When we begin outsourcing are cooking to large corporations, that is when we get into trouble.

You can track the decline into home cooking with a rise in obesity.

Corporations cook differently than humans.

They use way too much salt and fat and sugar because they use expensive ingredients they have to make attractive.

They also process the fiber out of foods, which is very important and they take the water out of food, which makes every bite contain more calories.

So until corporations learn how to really cook healthy food, we are much better off doing it ourselves.

So are they trying to engineer earnings growth, population growth of one percent but you have to grow five or six percent?

This is the dilemma of the food industry, you have to grow faster than the number of stomachs, which is rising one percent per year.

You add more value and make food more convenient, so the interest

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