More On Heart Disease and Sugar in its Many Forms!
If you are willing to do some research on your own, it is easy to find the link between heart disease and SUGAR. It is NOT saturated fat that causes heart disease, however the consumption of too much sugar whether it is by the teaspoon full, or the hidden glucose in simple empty calorie carbs, candy, processed cereals and almost all processed foods including many canned goods and 99% of the crunchie/munchie isle of your local supermarket. Someday when you have nothing to do, take a SLOW walk down the snack isle of your grocery and pick up bags of potato chips, crackers, cookies, donuts, etc. and READ the labels. You will find there is little or no nutritive value in any of the items. You will also find a great deal of sodium and hidden sugar in all of them. The same thing can be said for eating at most fast food restaurants or coffee shops.
Take a look:
Here is additional information you may not know about:
The recent CDC study adds to growing evidence that sugar — not dietary fat — is connected to numerous health woes, including cardiovascular disease. Experience Life previously looked at research into the relationship between sugar, saturated fat and heart disease:
[A] large meta-analysis recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds no significant link between saturated fat and heart disease. More importantly, the meta-analysis (which looked at 21 studies involving about 350,000 people) finds that refined carbs and processed sugar are the real culprit when it comes to heart disease.
The problem with cutting out saturated fat is two-fold: Not only is saturated fat needed for a variety of biochemical functions within our bodies, including proper cell, nerve and brain function, but also, when people restrict saturated fat from their diets, they tend to replace it with refined carbohydrates.
“If you reduce saturated fat and replace it with high glycemic-index carbohydrates, you may not only not get benefits — you might actually produce harm,” David Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the Obesity Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, recently said. He adds that when it comes to a piece of buttered toast, “butter is actually the more healthful component.”