I belong to generation of victims that was particularly ‘conned’ respecting fats. Since Ancel Keys and Ivan Frantz undertook Minnesota investigation!..and Ancel, somehow personally convinced those results somehow not reflective of his personal belief Cholesterol a health negative! All resulted in non objective conclusion by today’s standards that are endorsed by the American Heart Association – AHA Heart Advice. Generations uniquely struggled to suppress Cholesterol! Personally remember ditching egg yolks…favoring egg whites, buying margarine. I along with Millions like me, suppressed fats at all costs, and my attention was really not fixed on the relative amounts or proportions of carbohydrates… least of all the horrors of sugar. The introduction of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in the Nixon era, just passing blip! Even thought that switching to diet cokes with aspartame would be a clever weight control ally! Wow!
Infuriating as a ‘conned’ member of informed public to now look at new performance of American Heart Association (AHA) that as recently as June declared Coconut Oil is actually dangerous, and asking us to switch from butter to margarine to protect our heart health! AHA Heart Advice?…Coco ‘Nuts!’
ASA use questionable data from suspect 1960/1970 era, that we might cut heart disease risk 30% by replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fats such as margarine and vegetable oils! AHA Heart Advice?…Coco ‘Nuts!’
This to me is like a ‘step back’ big time…particularly as margarine and polyunsaturated vegetable oils have now been identified as causing heart disease whilst saturated fats are more exonerated! Particularly insidious if vegetable oils used for cooking as toxic products such as cyclic aldehydes from the heat are vicious! We have not even talked about resulting over excess of Omega-6. Human race has upped drastically amounts of Omega-6 to Omega-3 oils…large quantities of Omega-6 cannot be fuel burned! Within our cellular and mitochondrial membranes they…high risk oxidative damage! Results disastrous metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunction! Coconut oil was not even a topic in those far off and suspect studies used by the AHA and an anathema to me with memories of throwing out egg yolks!..Coconut fall on some bureaucrat’s head! AHA Heart Advice?..Coco ‘Nuts!’