Tag: "low-fat diet"

Cholesterol And Saturated Fat Are Not Our Dietary Enemies

| October 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

The skewed theory that eating foods rich in cholesterol and saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels — which in turn raises the risk of cardiovascular disease — is based on studies carried out more than half a century ago. In some way the medical mainstream can be forgiven, in part, for all the confusion. Cardiovascular […]

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Debunking The Cholesterol-Reducing Food Myth

| July 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wander around your local supermarket and you will find a range of foods that are marketed using health claims including ‘low-fat’, ‘high in fibre’ and ‘zero cholesterol’. In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of cholesterol-reducing ‘functional foods’, including spreads, drinks and yoghurt. These products can be enriched with substances known as ‘stanols’ or […]

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Not All LDL Cholesterol Is ‘Bad’ For Your Heart

| February 13, 2012 | Comments (3)

Cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream in the form of what are known as ‘lipoproteins’. Basically, these are tiny packages of cholesterol and fat, encased in a mix of fats (known as phospholipids) and protein. Lipoproteins come in two different forms: ‘low-density’ and ‘high density’. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) has links with a reduced risk of […]

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Prevent Christmas Weight-Gain With a Hearty Breakfast

| December 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

Some of us may be considering the upcoming festive celebrations with some trepidation. This time of year can bring with it a range of temptations (both liquid and solid) that can cause a burgeoning of our waistlines and quite a few additional pounds registering on the scales by the New Year. I have found that […]

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Heart Health: Busting The Saturated Fat Myth

| December 1, 2011 | Comments (2)

Eating saturated fat can cause blood cholesterol levels to rise. This fact, as well as the belief that cholesterol causes heart disease, is at the basis of the advice we’re often given to avoid saturated fat. One piece of evidence that is sometimes cited in support of the idea that saturated fat causes heart disease […]

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Latest Research Debunks The Saturated Fat Diet Myths

| August 8, 2011 | Comments (8)

I regularly lecture in front of groups, and I’m usually emphasising the value of good nutrition and what this actually means. I believe in eating a natural, unprocessed diet comprised mainly of foods that have been in the human diet the longest including meat (yes, even red meat), fish, eggs, nuts, fruits and vegetables. We’ve […]

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Stroke and Heart Disease Risk of High Carb, Low Fat Diet

| March 7, 2011 | Comments (5)

Replacing saturated fat with carbohydrates may increase heart disease and stroke risk The standard nutritional approach to the prevention and treatment of heart disease is a low-fat (specifically, a low saturated fat), high-carbohydrate diet. The basis for this is that saturated fat raises cholesterol levels, and that this increases the risk of heart disease. However, […]

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Your Heart Healthy Diet Plan

| March 3, 2011 | Comments (41)

One of the main causes of heart disease and stroke is atherosclerosis or the blocking of arteries. Luckily, the artery-clogging process can be slowed down by changing your diet and lifestyle and, in some cases, doing this can even reverse the narrowing of arteries. Making these dietary and lifestyle changes is even more important if […]

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