A recently published opinion piece from the British Medical Journal by a UK cardiologist describes as fats role in heart disease as a myth. The cardiologist says that for the last 40 years we've been inundated with inaccurate advice about our nutrition and fat doesn't have anywhere near as big a role to play in heart disease as the general public have been led to believe.
Not only that, but this cardiologist also mentions some of the other important factors in developing heart disease that I've discussed recently. Specifically he mentions the problem with 'low fat' substitute foods and what companies replace the fat with. Fat is tasty and much of the flavour of food is held within the fat content. Once you remove the fat you remove lots of this flavour. Food companies need to replace this with something. What do they use? They'll use a number of artificial substances and also add sugar.
What's wrong with this? Sugar is the thing that this cardiologist is saying has been massively overlooked in terms of its role to play in heart disease. Once again I agree with the cardiologists thoughts here. Eating too much sugar creates an unhealthy environment in your body; specifically your blood will change as sugar content changes. This change in your blood as your sugar level rises is thought to have more of an impact on your arteries than the fat content of your diet.
To sum it up it's best to say that even the advice that you've been given for forty years isn't necessarily correct. Don't believe everything you're told - do some research for yourself and make your own decisions. For the sake of an hour on the net you can learn enough to make a real difference in your life.