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Learn the truth about fat and heart disease

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Over the years saturated fat has been blamed for causing heart disease. However evidence suggests this may not always be the case.

1. The idea that saturated fat causes heart disease is called the diet-heart hypothesis. This hypothesis was never proven and was based on observational studies. Observational studies only show association or correlation they do not prove cause and effect.

2. Since the “diet heart hypothesis” was formulated review after review has shown that saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease. For example a 2015 review concluded that “reducing saturated fat intake showed no statistically significant reduction in lowering heart attacks, strokes, or all-cause deaths.”

3. Since the advice to limit saturated fat the consumption of sugars, refined flours and vegetable oils has rapidly increased. There were all scarce in the diets of 19th century Americans along with heart attacks rarely being heard of.

4. When the dietary advice to limit saturated fats began the push was to encourage consumption of unsaturated fats. These fall into two categories: polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. They contain essential fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9.

5. These omegas are essential so we need to consume them, and they have wonderful health benefits when in their wholefood form. But when they are processed and turned into oils these fats can have negative effects on our cardiovascular system.

6. To make these oils they are exposed to heat, high pressure, oxygen, chemicals and UV light. This process can alter the shape of the fat molecules such as omega 6 essential fatty acids. Thus resulting in the fats losing a lot of their benefits.

7. When omega fatty acids enter the body in an altered state they no longer function optimally. Omega fatty acids help make up the cell membrane of every cell in the body. If they no longer function optimally cells will become damaged and chronic diseases can occur.

8. Another dangerous type of fat is called trans fat or partially hydrogenated oil. research has shown that consuming them can have the following negative effects such as; slowing your metabolism, increasing inflammation, lowering good cholesterol, raising bad cholesterol, causing diabetes, obesity, heart attacks, strokes, dementia, cancer and inflammation.

9. The best three types of unsaturated fats to eat are: extra virgin olive oil, avocados, and nuts such as; walnuts, almonds, pistachios and macadamias. Eating nuts has been found to increase the particle size of ldl cholesterol. Experts now claim that a larger particle size reduces the risk of atherosclerosis.

10. Interestingly it appears that eating saturated fats also increases the particle size of ldl. In fact in the absence of a high carbohydrate, high sugar diet saturated fats appear to support our cardiovascular system.

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