One thing I’ve learned in researching health news is that the government is full of shit. So, when I see the hate being directed at trans-fats, I wonder how big of a lie we’re being forced to eat.
First, the FDA has banned transfats. Not Congress, the way regular laws are passed but an agency. You’ve got to love the way they start the article:
“Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.”
Oh my, how rich. We now know that fat doesn’t “clog” arteries. It’s a function of arterial irritation brought on by high carb loads. So, my radar is already twitching. Plus, I like sneering at science writers who aren’t above phoning it in.
It isn’t the first time a governmental agency decided to ban something based on decades old misunderstandings about basic human nutrition.
In this day and age, we’re learning how stupid the government and terror organizations like the American Heart Association have been for decades. Just last week, a compendium of 13 lies was published by a reputable source. First, there’s the lie that fat makes you fat and so on.
“a massive study published in 2010 looked at data from a total of 21 studies that included 347,747 individuals. They found absolutely no association between saturated fat consumption and the risk of heart disease”
Ok, so that kind of fat isn’t bad for you, even though for years idiot science writers would write things like “heart clogging saturated fats”.
But we also know -AGAIN- that carbs are the true culprits. The same list of diet lies reports that, sorry AHA, whole wheat is bad:
“a controlled trial in humans showed that whole wheat increased various risk factors for cardiovascular disease in as little as 12 weeks”
I mean, read the whole thing. Plus, if you like reading, read this other whole thing too, in which a doctor spills the deal on what causes heart disease. For example:
“Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped. “
So what causes inflammation?
“The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine. “
As I said, read the whole thing.
And then consider that we know that fat has no relationship to heart disease, or obesity, or anything else we’ve previously thought.
Indeed, in reading that article, I came across this horrifying group of paragraphs:
“Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential -they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell — they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.
If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.
Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy. “
Holy crap, soybean oil is in eveything, and it’s an omega-6 bomb! In fact, just recently I asked why do we soak carbs with carbs and stated that maybe mayonnaise on french fries is better than ketchup. Oops, it turns out from staring at Chik-Fil-A’s label that their mayonnaise is made from soybean oil. So great, my choices now at fast food for french fries are either soybean oil or high fructose corn syrup. Maybe it’s time to chuck the whole thing, even though potato carbs seem to be better than other carbs.
Anyway, are transfats bad? Who knows, I don’t trust entities that can’t even recognize where inflammation truly comes from. I understand that for fats, the ratio between omega -3’s and omega-6’s should be 3:1, not 1:15. So, if you’re eating foods high in inflammatory fat, then that’s bad. But, there are worse things out there for you. At least oil doesn’t seem to make you insulin resistant.