New research has been done on the effects of saturated fat on health.

Excerpt: “Americans largely embraced the anti-saturated-fat gospel, substantially cutting their consumption from about 13.5 percent of total calories in the early 1970s to about 11 percent of calories by 2000. In 2006, the American Heart Association recommended that people cut their saturated fat even more — down to 7 percent of total calories, which is half of what people were eating 40 years ago.  But there have been unforeseen consequences, Krauss notes. “If you cut down on saturated fat, what do you replace it with?” ”
This question has long been one of my own.  For example, when buying products with selling points like ‘fat free’ or ‘low fat’, the obvious is overlooked.  Namely, ‘If something is taken out, what is it replaced with?’
Honestly, more people should read the ingredients of the foods they purchase and use to fuel their body.

Excerpt: “Food manufacturers responded by creating thousands of products in which saturated fat and cholesterol were replaced with refined carbohydrates, sugars and trans fats. And therein lies the problem. Not only do trans fats drive bodywide inflammation, but foods rich in refined carbohydrates and sugars trigger sharp increases in blood-sugar and insulin levels, which then set the stage for weight and blood-sugar problems — the leading risk factors for type 2 diabetes and CVD. “Replacing saturated fat with refined carbohydrates and sugars does not decrease CVD risk,” says Krauss. “More and more, the evidence shows that eating more refined carbs and sugars increases CVD risk.” ”

This certainly would explain (at least partially) the startling rise in diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and so many so-called ‘modern diseases’.

The articles conclusion is interesting, and causing a stir, to say the least, because it openly supports the Paleolithic Diet.

Excerpt: ” “Given our ancestral diet, meal plans fairly high in quality proteins and low in processed carbohydrates would seem to be what most people are best suited to,” says Cordain. “Our genes are virtually identical to those in people living 20,000 years ago, and we evolved eating lean proteins and vegetables. Eating a lot of processed grains and sugars is a total mismatch for our genetic heritage.” ”

Then further supporting the idea that the food we eat must also match our activity level.

Excerpt:  “Hunninghake generally concurs with this approach, but suggests that people tailor their carb intake to their weight, blood sugar and activity level. “If they’re good on all three counts, they can probably consume a little more in the way of carbs,” he says. “But if they’re overweight, have high blood sugar and are couch potatoes, they should be getting their carbs from high-fiber vegetables, not grains.”  ”

And the main article can be found here ..

Dont worry!  There is more!

Does Dietary Saturated Fat Increase Blood Cholesterol? An Informal Review of Observational Studies

Lipid levels in patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease: An analysis of 136,905 hospitalizations

Live Deliberately!

Yogini Valarie Devi

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