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Stay Away from Saturated Fat – That’s the Word

13 Sep

Latest research out of Australia shows that if people can stay away from any saturated fat at all their hearts would be the better for it.  Even small amounts of saturated fats are bad for our health.  If you must have some of this poison let it make up 7 or less percent of your total daily calories. This cannot be that hard.  There are numerous alternatives to saturated fat.  Remember, the medical system is not all that great these days, so the more we can keep ourselves healthy, the better we will be and perhaps the medical profession can return to its equilibrium.

recent study by researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia found just that reaction after 14 trial participants, all healthy and between the ages of 18 and 40, ate just one piece of high-fat carrot cake and drank a milkshake.

That fat-laden feast compromised the ability of the participants’ arteries to expand to increased blood flow, the researchers found. The sudden boost in what’s known as saturated fat hampered the effects of so-called “good” cholesterol, the high-density lipoprotein or HDL, from doing its job — to protect the inner lining of the arteries from inflammatory agents that promote the build-up of fatty plaques. It’s this plaque that, over time, clogs blood vessels and causes heart disease.

Do yourself a favour choose canola oil, safflower oil, olive oil as a replacement fat. Read labels carefully as many producers try to pull the wool over consumers eyes. First of all the print is so small even with a magnifying glass sometimes one cannot discern.  When I can’t read labels properly, I just walk away from it and go to something I can actually read; if there are no breakdown of the amounts of fat or salt in a product, I leave it alone.  There is a reason why they are left off – to dupe us.

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