Not to get political on you, and this isn’t political. It’s about bad science and bad laws commingling into a policy that ignores scientific advances in diet and health based on old wives’ tales about what is and is not healthy.
From the Huffington Post:
CBS reports on the bizarre rule that turns away food, perhaps the most needed item for any shelter, because according to health officials, it’s impossible to gauge the items’ salt, fiber, and other nutritional stats.
So, salt and fat is bad because…why? Oh right, old superstitions about basic elements of human life, the fuel for the 5-stage human machine, that are wrong. At least, in the old days, people weren’t exactly hurt by the psuedo-science because you could still eat what you wanted. But no, NYC’s homeless will apparently be eating in accordance with the Pritikin food pyramid.
For example, is salt bad for you?
low-salt diets could have side effects: when #salt intake is cut, the body responds by releasing renin and aldosterone, an enzyme and a hormone, respectively, that increase blood pressure.
As for fat? Well, I leave it to more advanced aggregators of health information, like #Tom Naughton, #Gary Taubes, Or Dr. Eades, who will quite simply counter that there’s been no link found between fat and heart disease. Instead, at least one new study has shown instead a real link, vascular inflamation leads to heart disease and:
The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by these same junk-science advocates.
What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.
So. You’ve been misled but don’t feel bad, we’re all victims of junk science to which some people just can’t let go of.
At least, if you’re reading this, you know more than the #Mayor of New York City.