It’s tasty and full of “good calories”—except for those “bad” saturated fats, which comprise 87% of butter’s caloric content.
Or how about cheese: “Cheese has all the nutritional benefits of milk products. Most cheeses are high in fat, making it a good product to have if you are trying to gain weight.”
But cheese receives a different grade when it’s on a pizza: “The pizza that comes to your door is a far cry from the kind you bake at home. A homemade pie [can be made] with natural, low-fat cheese, shredded chicken and tons of veggies.”
Or in a sandwich: “Grilled cheese is a fatty nightmare. It is possible to make a healthy grilled cheese, but instead of cheese, add in cold cuts or sliced chicken breast. Go easier on the cheese.”
So if you’re trying to gain weight, cheese is all good. But if you’re among the 90% of the population that’s trying to lose weight, then by all means don’t eat “regular” cheese—it’s a nutritional nightmare waiting to happen.
It’s the same schizophrenia that the ActiveBeat “experts” apply to milk. Whole milk is “good” if you’re trying to gain weight. “Whole milk is only 60 calories more per glass [with] the fat left in, [and] the vitamins D and A and nutrients stay in the solution.”
If you’re not, different story: “Yogurt is a top superfood because of all the protein and calcium. Many varieties are 2% fat, but you can also find 0% fat.”
Wait, I thought the fat in milk contained vitamins and nutrients, no?
If someone’s not thoroughly confused by now, well ActiveBeat has lots more misinformation to share. Consider these gems:
- “Chicken nuggets are made from the off cuts of chicken—such as the bones, organs, and fat. It’s blended into a pink slurry and then formed into nugget shapes.”
- “If your child eats a sliced meat sandwich, you may be packing them a very dangerous and toxic food [as] junior’s favorite lunch meat contains nitrates, a preservative used in food processing that drastically increases the risk of heart disease and cancer.”
- “Fettuccine alfredo is a delicious meal, but it is wickedly unhealthy. The creamy sauce is packed with fat and calories.”
- “Tuna casserole sounds healthy. Unfortunately, the excess cheese and butter turn it from healthy to indulgent. You can make a healthy by making the cheese sauce with skim milk and light cheese.”