Like most sane people, I tend to avoid pop-medical articles that pop up on the internet. After all, we know that for many so-called health experts, medical science ended sometime in 1971, where all fat and salt is bad, and dude, totally go whole grain. Indeed, for this reason, it’s quite accurate to call the American Heart Association the greatest terror organization in America.
So, against my better judgement, I actually wasted seconds off of my life to read this doozy titled “9 Trans Fat-Laden Foods to Avoid”
It starts off promisingly enough, it’s medically reviewed, don’t you know?
But then boom, it links fat and trans-fats to heart disease. And then it goes on to celebrate Bloomberg’s anti-science hysteria with this nonsense:
These dangers have led to trans-fat legislation, first at restaurants in New York City, where they are limited to less than 0.5 grams per serving, and then in the entire state of California.
So, right off the bat, the article ignores that carbohydrates are now known to be the root of heart disease, that vascular inflammation leads to plaque buildup in the vascular system. Before you read the next quote, remember the singular truth in all of health research: THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A STUDY LINKING FAT TO HEART DISEASE.
Ok, now the quote:
a new study published in today’s Archives of Internal Medicine, which found that women who ate the most “high-glycemic” carbohydrates—which cause quick spikes in blood sugar levels—had more than twice the risk of having heart disease as those who ate the least.
Got it? There’s never been a proven link between fat and heart disease but here’s a study showing a two-fold correlation between high glycemic foods (i.e., sweet, sweet carbs, probably fructose laden) and heart disease. How hard was that?
To break it down, what heart doctors really know, which is not approved by the racket known as the American Heart Association (selling seals of approval to breakfast cereals) is this “What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.”
Omega – 6 is found in chicken, as well in the Frankenstein oils listed above. Just a little FYI.
Ok, so the article is sort of right in avoiding bad oils. But of course, this is only because of the overall anti-fat hysteria and carb love fest that the health industry obsesses with.
Step one: avoid fried foods? Well, you know, these tasty dishes used to be made with lard and/or beef tallow. And of course, it turns out that tallow from grass-fed cows is full of fat soluble vitamins and other good things. But of course, the health idiots forced McDonalds to move to vegetable oil, which may not have been such a good idea.
Furthermore, good fried food doesn’t absorb the oil in which it’s cooked. That is, the water escaping the food as it cooks keeps the oil from being absorbed. It’s only when the food is overcooked or the oil is too cold does absorption become a problem. So, what’s the problem? Even if you’re still operating like it’s 1994, you can take the skin off the food, and the meat is basically steamed.
Step two: fast food hate. Well, I won’t disagree there. Most fast food is soylent green these days. But still, they’re scared of cheese sauce for some reason (cheese is high in fat I guess and therefore bad) (of course, I doubt they’re using the good stuff) and again push you to low-fat high glycemic options like the chicken and salads (probably covered in low-fat, high sugar dressings and accompanied by high glycemic dried fruit to make it palatable). Also. baked chips? Again, what is this 1993? Basically mainlining sugar.
Step three: no-non-dairy creamer? Ok, accidentally right. However, they still push anti-fat nonsense by advocating low-fat milk, which is basically sugar water. Go for the real stuff. Half and Half and heavy cream. Remember, milk is good for you. Momma cows aren’t trying to kill their young, you know?
Step Four: Sure, I guess. Whatever, if you eat cake for desert, have fun. What is healthy cake? Who knows.
Step Five: “Stock up on frozen veggies and fruits without sauces to add to casseroles, soups, stews, and smoothies, and look for lean or extra-lean protein sources,” Right, because lean protein is just super awesome. They mean chicken, right? Which is high in omega-6. So, again. Wrong. The deeper lesson offered (smoothies, really?) with the no-sauces thing is that low-fat, high glycemic eating is awesome (I doubt the “lean fish” the propose is salmon, which is insanely good with omega-3 fat). The thing is is that frozen foods tend to be bad, what can you do. But again, you get the idea that they have no idea what they’re talking about.
Step Six: Donuts.
Deep fried bread, very sweet. What can you do? Their objection, of course, is that it’s fried, oil bad. Of course, they offer whole wheat and other super high glycemic index options instead. And let’s not get started with the whole myth about whole-grain being somehow better for you than regular white bread. Don’t they know that there’s no difference in glycemic index between the two and that there’s usually a whole bunch of sugar added to cover up for the bad taste?
And again, we now know that there’s nothing magically healthy about whole grains. They’re not as good of a source of fiber as advertised compared to actual vegetables, they have a high glycemic index, and this is where people like WheatBelly guy is going with his anti-wheat advocacy is, that if you believe that wheat itself is kind of toxic, whole wheat means that more of the toxins are getting into you. To quote:
There are different protein structures in grains that have been found to create transient increases in gut permeability. These problematic proteins are particularly resistant to digestion, meaning they arrive in the gut largely intact. They can improperly cross the gut barrier, and may allow other substances (like incompletely-digested food particles, bacteria, or viruses) through the gut and into the body, all of which triggers an immune response and promotes systemic inflammation.
One such class of profoundly problematic proteins belongs to a group called prolamins. Gluten, a protein found in the wheat, rye, and barley, is partly made up of prolamins (in wheat, for example, that prolamin is called gliadin).
I don’t know what that all means, but the gist seems to be, that whole grains aren’t as healthy as the medical lie regurgitators at Everyday Health think.
And I like this response from Mr. FatHead himself:
(the whole grain mafia) Omitting wheat entirely removes the essential (and disease-fighting!) nutrients it provides including fiber, antioxidants, iron and B vitamins.
Ahhh, that would explain why humans became extinct during the hundreds of thousands of years we didn’t consume wheat. Thank goodness those friendly aliens came to earth, planted wheat fields, then resurrected human life from some DNA samples they’d kept frozen.
Anyway, where was I…step 8 from the retards at Everyday Health…skip the margarine. Well holy freaking hallelujah. Really? Really? Well, I guess even a broken clock is right once a day or something. But wait, I bet there something really stupid being offered instead, like “instead of margarine and butter, cover your food with pixie stick sugar to be heart healthy.” Aaaaaaaaaaaaand here it is: ““choose a soft, tub margarine with the least amount of trans/saturated fat, or try one of the sprays for flavor without all that fat or calories,””
ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????
Just to be clear, I wrote that in the sequence in which it appears. I read the headline, no margarine, and then predicted something completely insane. And there you have it. try to choose an even faker margarine or avoid fat all together.
Look butter is awesome. It is full of omega-3’s which you need. It has a low glycemic index and will make the tasty bread you smear it on have a lower glycemic index.
But but but but the calories.
To which I reply, STOP LIVING IN 1992! It’s over, Nirvana’s gone, they were wrong. It’s not about calories but about glycemic index.
Look, this advice is so bad as to be malicious. Learn to love the butter. That’s all they had to say. Instead, they go full anti-fat hysteria and somehow manage to be as wrong as humanly possible.
Step 9….? This appears to be an unedited jumble of words.
They seem so easy and convenient, but many of those tubes of refrigerator-case dough — the kind pre-cut for biscuits, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and the like — are loaded with trans fats. For a heart-healthy diet, “go for whole-grain rolls or bread instead, as an addition to your meal,” says Haisley. Or, as with cakes, make your own with wholesome ingredients and unsaturated, omega-3-rich oil.
I don’t know. Something something something. whole grains. wrong. omega-3 rich oil, what? I don’t know. I think they gave up.
I think, if you are going to eat rolls, eat ones that are made with butter or milk, not mystery-franken oils. Otherwise, you’re getting a straight up high glycemic jolt.
Ok, to summarize the 9-steps from the retards at Everyday Health and as vetted by the whole-grain loving Dr. Marcellin (who I note from her bio has no experience in nutrition), eat as little fat as possible and load up on those carbs. Thanks, doc!