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Cholesterol Myth: What Really Causes Heart Disease?

October 26, 2012

Updated November 10, 2013

The FDA has announced they are considering banning Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHO’s) or Trans Fat.  Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs), have caused severe health problems since first being used by Crisco in the 1950s.  The FDA and large companies knew the dangers of Trans Fat but continued to look the other way because Americans kept buying the product.

The ingredients increase shelf-life and add flavor stability to foods. Due to increase public pressure and some serious health concerns, the FDA passed Trans fat product labeling restriction in 2005. These restrictions simply said if the product contains Trans Fat it should be labeled as such.

After 2005 oils appeared with the names of Vegetable oils or Hydrogenated Oils.  The companies simply changed the name of the oil to vegetable and sold the same oil.  If your oil says it contains Vegetable Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Oil or Hydrogenated Oil they are all Trans Fat.  Not that I recommend anyone telling anyone what to eat – People should be made aware of what they eat may be toxic and harmful to their health.  Health is more important than shelf life.

The FDA is a regulatory agency. They regulate what we eat, drink and take for medication.  Since hydrogenated oils, partially hydrogenated oils, trans-fats oils, and other man-made oils had the FDA GRAS approval (Generally Recognized as Safe), they have the power to control exactly what fats are no longer SAFE for consumption.

This video takes on additional importance by explaining the battle over Cholesterol and Trans Fat and heart health.

FDA Targets Trans Fat in Processed Foods

End of Update 11/10/13

This video is from the CBN network which I subscribe to for its’ Health updates.  This Video from Dr. Stephen Sinatra is very good on Cholesterol, Statin drugs, inflammation, diet, Sugar, HFCS, and, of course, Coconut Oil.  It goes for 11:57 Min. If you are concerned with heart disease, or if you are on the Statin drugs, this video should be watched. Joan

In the fight for better health, Americans view cholesterol as Public Enemy No. 1. Doctors tell us to stay away from food high in saturated fat, like butter, eggs and meat because it’s responsible for heart disease.

But what if that’s wrong?

Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a cardiologist who’s been practicing for over 30 years and the author of The Great Cholesterol Myth, thinks it’s wrong.

I have also done a great deal of research and believe saturated fats are good for you.  Saturated fats are not man made this web-site is dedicated to the benefits of coconut oil, olive oil and other natural oils.

This is from the Food Channel on Trans Fats or hydrogenated oils

The Food Channel The dangers of trans fats

Still hidden in many processed foods

Years ago, the health dangers of trans fats were all over the news.

Packaged food manufacturers started labeling their products as “trans fat free” and restaurants put up signs saying that the no longer used trans fats. Many consumers got the impression that trans fats were no longer a concern.

The reality? Trans fats are found in many processed and restaurant foods. Labels can legally say “trans fat free” when a serving contains up to .5 grams of trans fat. So where are they hidden and what is the effect of trans fats in our diet?

If your food label says hydrogenated oils, partially Hydrogenated oil or Vegetable Oil– it means the same thing as trans fat. This oil is man-made in the Lab not from nature.  It is not from an animal, plant or vegetable, it is a chemical formula created by man.

If you think you can replace hydrogenated oils with canola oil read this article

Exactly, What is Canola Oil?

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