Nina Teicholz is a researcher, science journalist, author of the book The Big Fat Surprise, and a public speaker.
Her book has pissed off a lot of those in the health industry who profit off the “fat” narrative and how it’s bad, evil, unhealthy, and to be avoided.
Her book has also opened the eyes of many people, as have her speeches and genuine research related to carbohydrates, fat, the actual data behind it, and more.
Here’s a list of Nina Teicholz’s best quotes sourced from her many interviews, content, and more.
Nina Teicholz Quotes:
“Your body doesn’t work like a bank account, where you can deposit and withdraw calories. The body is more like a chemistry lab, where the type of calories matter.” – Nina Teicholz
“Drug companies want you to think you have a drug deficiency, but you probably don’t. Many drugs are harmful in the long run and don’t make you healthier.” – Nina Teicholz
“One size doesn’t fit all. Government nutrition guidelines are likely to make you unhealthy.” – Nina Teicholz
“Grains are toxic, and always have been. Human beings were not designed to eat grains, especially modern wheat.” – Nina Teicholz
“In the same way, the more you eat a traditional, real-food diet, the more healthy.” – Nina Teicholz
“Meat, both red and white, has been part of the human diet for 2.5 million years. There is no reason to think that eating meat is unhealthy.” – Nina Teicholz
“Finally, stop drinking your calories. Liquid calories do not satisfy hunger, and they are often filled with sugars and chemicals. Drink water, tea, or coffee instead.” – Nina Teicholz
“Eat Less Carbohydrate, More Fat. It’s easier, and more delicious, than it sounds.” – Nina Teicholz
“The conclusion of a British review of 16 studies involving more than 290,000 people challenged the idea that saturated fat consumption promotes heart disease. The authors concluded that ‘there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD (coronary heart disease) or CVD (cardiovascular disease)’.” – Nina Teicholz
“Although we have been led to believe that meat and cheese are the major culprits in causing heart disease because they are high in saturated fats, the fact remains that sugar and carbohydrates are the true villains.” – Nina Teicholz
“The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the single most powerful lever for changing the diet of Americans, whether they know it or not.” – Nina Teicholz
“The studies used to support the idea that reducing saturated fats would reduce heart disease have been controversial and most likely flawed. In 2010, a meta-analysis of 21 studies involving nearly 348,000 participants found ‘no significant evidence’ that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease.” – Nina Teicholz
“The American Heart Association, despite its professed role as protector of the nation’s hearts, has taken millions of dollars from food companies and in return has for decades been endorsing as ‘heart-healthy’ hundreds of processed foods that, according to its own criteria, it should warn us against eating.” – Nina Teicholz