4 Food myths from big food and big pharma industries have infected medicine and nutrition, so you can’t trust most doctors.
Fixing your food choices will add 10 years to your life.
Big Lie #1
Saturated fat is bad for you
In 1948, Proctor and Gamble gave $1 million to the American Heart Association.
Then saturated fat became bad, and Crisco (a polyunsaturated fat – read cooking oil) became good.
It’s a coincidence that Crisco is a Proctor and Gamble product, right?
Of course not.
The AMA starts promoting polyunsaturated fats & making recommendations to cut out saturated fat.
But based on what?
Nothing, as this study shows:
Not only is it false, but PUFAs are quite bad for you:
Use of dietary linoleic acid for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and death:
Big Lie #2
Your total and LDL cholesterol put you at risk for a heart attack
One study found that over 231k people were admitted to the hospital with a coronary event, and half had normal LDL levels.
So why vilify cholesterol and LDL?
We can lower LDL with a drug, so we made it the bad guy for profit.
Cholesterol heals arteries. It’s elevated in heart attacks because it’s responding to damage.
Blaming it is like blaming firefighters for the fire because they’re putting it out.
Big Lie #3
Seed oils are healthy
Seed oils: Canola, Corn, Cottonseed, Soybean, Sunflower, Safflower, Grapeseed, & Rice bran.
We didn’t even have the tech to extract them until 100 years ago.
We didn’t eat them- we used them to oil machinery.
Seed oils are a particularly destructive myth
Because they’re full of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, they cause damage to the body. This is the same damage that cholesterol is trying to repair.
Seed oils have been touted as heart-healthy, but the truth is this:
Seed oils are in EVERYTHING.
The problem is how easily they oxidize.
Oxidized seed oils produce trans fat.
Trans fats lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
For every 2% increase in trans fat calories, your risk of heart disease is 2x.
“…the replacement of 2 percent of energy from trans fat with energy from unhydrogenated, unsaturated fats would reduce risk by 53 percent”
Big Lie #4
Low fat is good for you
By itself, this one isn’t actually THAT bad. You still need fat, but reducing calories has its benefits.
The problem is how they make the food taste good once they take out the fat…
They add ungodly amounts of sugar.
Food only tastes good if it has fat or sugar. If food can’t get away with adding sugar, you might get a fat substitute like margarine.
Margarine is an amalgamation of seed oils.
From 2020-2022, 6 of the top 10 killers of Americans are related to metabolic disorders, number one being heart disease.
If you manage to do the opposite of these suggestions, you’re well on your way to a long and healthy life.
Adapted from a Tweet by:
Heart Surgeon Dr. Philip Ovadia