Source:American College of Physicians
Summary:Two articles recently published review and compare the low-carb and low-fat diets. A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a low-fat diet, they conclude.
My Recommendation: Eat fats like real butter, coconut oil and omega-3. Fats like butter and coconut oil and fatty fish like salmon, have helped me lose 50 pounds and raise my good cholesterol (HDL) from less than 40 to 45, then 49 and now 57. My ratio is 3.2.
When you eat more carbs than you burn, your body turns them into cholesterol (the bad kind) and saturated fat (the worst kind of saturated fat, C-16 or palmitic acid). When you burn carbs they create free radicals that cause cell damage and can cause cancer. When you burn short chain saturated fats like you find in coconut oil (especially the liquid coconut cooking oil), you get twice the energy per gram and none of the free radicals that cause cellular damage. The omega-3 fats found in flax and fish or seafood are even better.
Some vegetable oils that claim to be healthy may actually increase the risk of heart disease, and Health Canada should reconsider cholesterol-lowering claims on food labeling, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association).
My book will help you learn where all the omega-6 is coming from.
Butter leads to lower blood fats than olive oil, study finds
- February 10, 2010
- High blood fat levels normally raise the cholesterol values in the blood, which in turn elevates the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Now a new study shows that butter leads to considerably less elevation of blood fats after a meal compared with olive oil and a new type of canola and flaxseed oil. The difference was stronger in men than in women.
Another study that supports what I have been telling you for the last 3 years!
Replacing butter with vegetable oils does not cut heart disease risk
Butter might not be a health food, but researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease
- April 12, 2016
- University of North Carolina Health Care
- New research of old data suggests that using vegetable oils high in linoleic acid failed to reduce heart disease and overall mortality even though the intervention reduced cholesterol levels. And researchers found that consuming vegetable oils might actually be worse for heart health than eating butter.