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Vox Gets Roasted for Pushing Idea “Americans are Obsessed with Protein”

Vox Gets Roasted for Pushing Idea “Americans are Obsessed with Protein”

Vox earns a spectacular X-ratio, and we get reminded that dietary science is perhaps the most unsettled science of all.

As I make my list for the annual Super Bowl chili I prepare for our family party, it seems like a great idea to review the awful science behind our nation’s dietary guidelines.

As a reminder:  I have covered the continued revisions of ‘consensus’ in dietary science extensively for Legal Insurrection:

Time and time again, the “experts” have had to walk back theories built upon politicized science, government agendas, and regulatory intervention. Meanwhile, thousands of doctors have made good-faith recommendations that may have hurt the patients they were suppose to heal, and millions of Americans have made diet choices that may have actually done far more harm than good.

The reason I am reviewing this topic once again is that Vox has decided to push the eco-activist agenda entrenched in our government agencies by saying that Americans are “obsessed with protein.”

This idea is completely laughable, as evidenced by the magnificent ratio this X-inanity achieved.

Some individuals are offering their own guidelines, based on personal experience.

Is there any “government science” people trust at this point? The answer appears to be no.

Focusing in on what I will call “more factual and evidenced-based” science related to diet, new studies show that many food “science” narratives are wrong and possibly dangerous.

[A] paper published by the National Library of Medicine in April debunked the conventional narrative that red meat consumption is responsible for the proliferation of non-communicable diseases. Researchers assessed mean meat intake in different regions of the world and found that while some academics claim red meat is hazardous to human health, only slight increases in disease risk were reported in areas where meat consumption was well above the global average.

Even then, “there is little to no effect on absolute risk,” they wrote, “and the certainty of evidence remains low to very low based on the best available summary evidence.”

“Regrettably, the scientific discussion on the potential associations between meat and noncommunicable diseases is often no longer a transparent assessment of the evidence, but is affected by agendas, including vested interests and ideologies,” they concluded.

Insufficient protein has numerous adverse health consequences: Weakness, fatigue, mood swings, getting sick often, and many others. Fats are essential for the ability to allow your body to utilize fat-soluble vitamins, as well as provide an important source are energy. For humans, animal protein is better absorbed and utilized than plant protein. There is no rationale to support eliminating meat from human diets unless the agenda is not to support humanity.

The response to the post demonstrates why Elon Musk’s $44 billion to purchase the site formerly known as Twitter was a turning point for free speech and real information, especially when it is clear the eco-activists are intended to launch a “War on Meat.

Free speech, like good health based on great nutrition, is priceless.

By the way: I put two pounds of ground beef and pork in my chili. I may have to up it to 2.5 pounds, in “honor” of Vox.


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I laughed at the one comment…’suck it Vox’

I’m pretty sure the soy bois at Vox don’t view that as an insult, but rather a friendly invitation.

Ty Leslie… hope you have a great super bowl party.. annnnnnd I love chili!! I have never combined pork and beef.. but I most certainly will.

At his point, no one trusts the government. I eat what I can afford. A steak, a good steak is a rare treat (double entendre)… More often we have chicken, or discount turkey, pork chops when they are on sale.

TMI.. btw I don’t trust Vox either.

    LeftWingLock in reply to amwick. | February 10, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    If you want to save money, buy a pork loin and cut it into chops yourself. Savings normally $1 to 1.50 per pound.

      The Drill SGT in reply to LeftWingLock. | February 11, 2024 at 12:39 pm

      speaking of pork loins, I sliced one yesterday. got it lightly frozen and sliced off very thin pieces. 1/4 inch or so. froze most in groups for later. They will be breaded in the classic flower/egg/crumbs process and turned into Weiner Schnitzel tonight. either noodles or herbed redskins I think.

      As for pork in chili. you betcha, if you don’t live in Texas. I use small chunks of tritip along with some hot Italian sausage.

      ps: sausage should be the basis of any spaghetti sauce

scooterjay | February 10, 2024 at 3:48 pm

Nearly 100 years ago much of the USA was told they were impoverished, yet the south persisted as they knew not the definition of poverty.
Let them eat cake, huh? I recall some heads rolling over such a suggestion.

Vox dietary advice would get people killed

thalesofmiletus | February 10, 2024 at 5:17 pm

Our prehistoric ancestors ate mostly meat and some fruit. I think we’ll do fine.

If there’s anything to cut our of the modern diet, it’s simple carbs and highly-processed foods.

DaveGinOly | February 10, 2024 at 5:46 pm

There’s a difference between “Here’s what you should eat” and “Here’s what YOU should eat.” Activity levels and the demands of the particular activities how much “X” you need in your diet. This is highly personal.

healthguyfsu | February 10, 2024 at 5:57 pm

Leslie, the trans fat link doesn’t work but I hope you were in support of it. The data showing the drop in heart attack and stroke rates at younger ages despite the rise in obesity is pretty clear on that.

I’ll offer something about trans fats that I heard from a person whose family adopted Crisco wholeheartedly: fats that are solid at body temperature can be digested and distributed throughout the body as tiny globules that tend to lodge in capillaries. It only shows up as a problem after decades, but it will take decades off your life.

Woke progressive leftists don’t care about rural americans in small town america who run the agriculture industry. They already lost that vote anyway.

Proving once again, they’re not journalists, just pampered, in debt whiny little failed college brats still awaiting adulthood.

I don’t pretend to be a nutritionist and I “fired” my doctor for trying to ban eggs from my diet, but you’re going to have to pry my chicken fried steak out of my cold, dead hands.

E Howard Hunt | February 11, 2024 at 8:19 am

I do not believe that doctors have been making good-faith recommendations. They are simply going along to get along as they did with the COVID farce.

drsamherman | February 11, 2024 at 9:51 am

Plant proteins are notoriously deficient in a few essential amino acids (methionine, lysine and tryptophan) that your body cannot produce through its own biological processes. Soy sources, like tofu, are are often associated with high allergenic potential, not to mention usually taste awful. Animal proteins are the best choices, especially in a variety.

Humans are omnivores genetically, we are not herbivores—despite what some pink-haired vegan freak might tell you.

nordic prince | February 11, 2024 at 10:42 am

How many people realize the US RDA is the bare MINIMUM our bodies require?

Most likely the amounts of various nutrients an individual needs to THRIVE is far greater.

henrybowman | February 12, 2024 at 2:21 am

“How the Sugar Industry poisoned Food Science against Sugar”
Well, that sounded like a damned interesting premise. But it’s just a typo.

Milhouse | February 12, 2024 at 6:14 am

How the Sugar Industry poisoned Food Science against Sugar
America’s “Egg-perts” Get Friend by Real Science
Weighing-In on the Trans-Fat Ban

Three links, three errors. The first one should be “…Against Fat”. The second should be “…Get Fried”. And the third link is missing in action! Please fix.

Eat ze bugs.

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