Yes, unfortunately I take all these things to heart.
If i read, dont eat eggs -cholestorol, I eat less eggs.
Then the next week they say eggs are Ok so I eat eggs again.
Then it was soy products, then it was freezing water in plastic, then it was butter, etc et cetc.
It goes on and on -a friend in the medical profession once told me coffee leaches calcium from the bones -I cut down to one cup till another friend, an oncologist, checked it out and said -Not if you put milk in it!
I am always cutting things out of my diet and am at the stage where I don't think I will listen or read anything anymore.
I read Australian healthy food guide each month - and yes the advice does tend to change. I think that the "overall" message has stayed the same for a while now - plenty of fresh fruit and veg, fresh meat, Low GI carbs and a small amount of healthy fats. I try to stick to that - and not get too much into all the changing things like "superfoods" etc. I think that you can't go wrong with beautiful fresh whole foods!
Well what I do know is now I don't need to eat much and I do tryyyy and eat healthily ie 2 pieces of fruit a day, lots of vegies every day, meat only about twice a week otherwise chicken and fish....grainy bread one piece a day...not a sweet tooth which is lucky though will have a piece of cake occasionally to celebrate someone's birthday, quite like muffins but not ofen and healthy ones...sure I could do even better but still...
We eat a mostly whole food diet, including good fats (from fish, coconut oil, home laid eggs, butter etc) and without nasty fats (canola, sunflower, magazine etc). It's the bad fats I pay particular attention to avoiding, as well as table salt, we only use good quality sea salt too. A lot of what we were TOLD is healthy turns out to be deadly, and vice versa, so you have to be well informed!
I am big on Common Sense!! My body tells me very quickly if a food is a problem for me!! Having been ill all my life,I am very aware of good and bad,but not obsessively so,or I would eat nothing at all!!! The media has way too much to answer for,in my opinion,and money/profits for big companies? The same!!!
I do and I don't - if that makes sense. I will take note if I believe it - not sure what has to be said for me to believe it but sometimes I will take on board what I read and other times it just doesn't make sense to me so I won't take it on board