Studying To Become A Dietitian - And Learning The Complete Opposite Of Bp Diet?
So I study to become a dietitian in Uppsala University, Sweden.
This is just my second semester, but the theme is already set:
1. Saturated fat makes you get heart attacks
2. Choose margarine and vegetable oils
3. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables! (No specification here )
4. Eat whole grains until you explode like a baloon.
5. Nothing wrong with artificial sweeteners!
6. No focus on omega 3/6 ratio
Well, I mean, the list goes on. We're about 35 in the class and everybody else seems to believe in the words of our lecturers, while I'm sittign in the back sleeping or facepalming.
So I'm wondering, what's the reason of this? Is my education based on badly performed studies? Old studies? Is it just simply corruption (Choosing to only look atstudies payed by the food-industry)?
We never get to look at the studies, we only get taught that "this is how we know it is". It may sound stupid...but being activly engaged in forums like this, reading it every morning...and then when I come to school and get to hear the complete opposite. It's so frustrating. What I can do is reading good, new studies on lets say saturated fats so I atleast can speak up for myself.