First there is the issue of what is considered nutrition in today's modern world.
Second are the myths surrounding the cause of heart disease and the many factors that are considered to contribute to heart disease like: high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis , high cholesterol, HDL and LDL mismatches, lipid levels and so on.
Here is a brief summary:
If we were to pack all of human history into one year:
- we've only been farming and eating grains since about yesterday and even in this short time we are shorter and fatter.
- we only started eating processed vegetable oils since about 10 minutes ago and that has resulted in heart disease becoming our #1 killer.
YET the experts recommend that we eat a lot more processed grains and oils. Why is that?
It is based on one study that seemed to show a correlation between fat consumption and heart disease. Yet its data set was faulty. That study created the Lipid Hypothesis, which basically says that eating saturated fat raises the cholesterol in our blood and cholesterol in our blood clogs our arteries, thus causing heart disease. Many scientists have discounted and disproved this theory, however myths remain that are harming our health and impacting the nutrition that we chose to eat
Myth 1: Dietary fat causes cholesterol problems and cholesterol is the cause of heart disease.
Myth 2: "Artery clogging saturated fat" causes heart disease.
Nutritionists, nutritional educators and other nutrition experts suggest that the large consumption of processed foods, including sugars and grains, has a much higher impact on the factors creating heart disease. Scientist contend that over time the stress on the organs and tissues caused by poor digestive health impact the whole person including the heart and other vital organs. Symptoms like food sensitivities, skin rashes, chronic bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation and other digestive issues are often a precursor to heart disease related disorders.
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