You are what you eat, right? How many times have you heard this? I’d need scientific notation to actually enumerate the number of times I’ve heard this statement or one like it. I certainly spent most of my life believing this, too, without ever questioning it. In fact, this you-are-what-you-eat dogma plays a significant role in our misguided belief that fat is bad for us.
So let’s examine this “dogma” and let’s use an average person as an example:
- Assume you consume ...