Will eating fat make my heart sick?

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One of the great myths about food and nutrition is the lipid hypothesis.The lipid hypothesis states that high blood cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and that reducing cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease.

This hypothesis has led to the fear of ingesting saturated fat.

The lipid hypothesis is FALSE.

The real story is that there has NEVER been ANY scientific evidence that correlates saturated fat to heart disease.

In fact, exactly the opposite is true.

In a great article, all of the scientific studies to date cannot find any association between the ingestion of saturated fat and heart disease.

Remember, there are different kinds of fat!!!

Not all fat is the same………

In fact, studies have shown that saturated fat LOWERS the bad LDL and RAISES the good HDL in your blood.

The fats you need to avoid is Trans Fat. Did you know that even if a label states 0 grams trans fat, the government allows UP TO 0.5 gm of trans fat?

Unbelievable!!!

Trans fats are actually unsaturated fats, but they can raise total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while also lowering HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Trans fats are used to extend the shelf life of processed foods, typically cookies, cakes, fries and donuts. Any item that contains “hydrogenated oil” or “partially hydrogenated oil” likely contains trans fats.

Common foods with trans fat that NEED TO BE AVOIDED: HYDROGENATED OIL OR PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED OIL

French fries, anything fried or battered, pie crust, margarine, shortening, cake mixes, pancakes, waffles, fried chicken, ice cream, non dairy creamers, microwave popcorn, ground beef, cookies, biscuits, sweet rolls, breakfast sandwich, creamy drinks, meat sticks (Slim Jim), crackers, frozen meals, crunchy noodles, canned chili, packaged puddings, other processed food.

Eat real food.

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