Not really. This is a common furfy people bring up. There are FACTS. Like the earth is round. It's not up for debate anymore. Cigarettes are heavily implicated in cancer and heart disease, it's not in debate, or unverified.Science is a process so facts change a lot.
I'd come to learn that animal fats were not the cardiovascular problem. It was trans fats that caused hardening and narrowing of the arteries. The transfat thing is eye opening.Science is a process so facts change a lot. I remember I took a Human nutrition course in 80s (Heinz book of Nutrition I think). Since then many things have changed -then some changed back-like eggs went from perfect food to bad, to good again. Tthere is a big genetic component too (just like some people can digest lactose) so really designing your diet is a lot like designing your cancer treatment-just depends on your genes. It's interesting that besides the Mediterranean diet the high fat Inuit diet also displays the low incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes., Alzheimer's, etc. It's something about the types of fats/oils in their diets. It's so ironic that fats were demonized so long-it's the amounts and types you consume.
Not really. This is a common furfy people bring up. There are FACTS. Like the earth is round. It's not up for debate anymore. Cigarettes are heavily implicated in cancer and heart disease, it's not in debate, or unverified.
People with certain diets are healthier and live longer (especially rural Japan, rural Mediterranean). They have been researched for decades.
The thing about fats in the med diet is that they are whole foods, unprocessed - cream, butter, olive oil. They are also consumed in moderation, as a luxury, as part of a heavily fruit and veg focussed diet.
In contrast, regions that have adopted the largely American influenced, high fat, high meat, highly processed diet are experiencing more illness, more obesity and shorter life expectancy.
I'd come to learn that animal fats were not the cardiovascular problem. It was trans fats that caused hardening and narrowing of the arteries. The transfat thing is eye opening.
I could give you a lecture-but you'd have to pay me LOL. Naw here's a nice review of lipoproteins. Remember lipids are insoluble in water/blood so need carriers, then you synthesize about 80% of your cholesterol-so dietary is a small portion of total. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK305896/School me on the LDL thing. If the body doesn't have enough of it..it will produce it..for arterial repair. It's trans-fats that confuses the body into thinking it's an acceptable LDL? but accumulates causing the narrowing?. Are trans fats the ones with the molecular deconstruction due to oils being heated to high temperatures such as fries..anything DEEP fried?.
From Harvard Edu:
'Saturated fats are common in the American diet. They are solid at room temperature — think cooled bacon grease, but what is saturated fat? Common sources of saturated fat include red meat, whole milk and other whole-milk dairy foods, cheese, coconut oil, and many commercially prepared baked goods and other foods.
Is saturated fat bad for you? A diet rich in saturated fats can drive up total cholesterol, and tip the balance toward more harmful LDL cholesterol, which prompts blockages to form in arteries in the heart and elsewhere in the body. For that reason, most nutrition experts recommend limiting saturated fat to under 10% of calories a day.'
'Good fats come mainly from vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fish. They differ from saturated fats by having fewer hydrogen atoms bonded to their carbon chains. Healthy fats are liquid at room temperature, not solid.'
Good fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which come mainly from plants and fish. Bad fats include trans fats, which are generated by an industrial process to solidify vegetable o...www.health.harvard.edu
You're just kicking against the research AND just basic common sense.Yeah. Complete bullshit that most people still sadly buy into.
You're just kicking against the research AND just basic common sense.
The evolution into Homosapiens never included a meat heavy diet. It was always hunter gatherer, with large amounts of plant matter mixed in with the luxury of meat.
Commonsense-wise, with SO much evidence pointing to the cancer causing, heart disease creating aspect of a meat heavy diet, especially charred meat and smoked meat, AND manufactured processed meat. At the same time the traditional Med inhabitant is healthier and lives longer, as do the fish and veg eating Japanese.
The people casting doubt (as usual) are the big corporations that profit from meat consumption and processed foods.
If I had to decide for myself NOT using the science, I would guess on there side of traditional food culture over corporate culture.
I’ve done meat only diets, and every single time I’ve done it, I get violently ill and throw up a lot. Every single time. Meanwhile when I do vegan, I feel much better for about a week, then I start feeling weak. I don’t pretend to know a ton about nutrition but I can tell you what happens to me. And a decent balance that’s slanted towards veganism with a small piece of white meat on occasion works best for me. Ymmv.