Saturday, July 03, 2010
I always knew in my heart that carbs were worse than fat, but now I've found this article online and finally feel vindicated:
"Fat or Carbs: Which Is Worse?
... An analysis that combined the results of 21 studies, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that "saturated fat was not associated with an increased risk" of coronary heart disease, stroke or coronary vascular disease.
... Meanwhile, in the years since, there has been increasing evidence that added sweeteners in foods may contribute to heart disease. Sweeteners appear to lower levels of HDL cholesterol (the higher your HDL, the better) and raise triglycerides (the lower the better). That's according to a study of more than 6,000 adults by Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and published in April in The Journal of the American Medical Association."
Here's the full article, if you are interested in reading it: www.huffingtonpost.com/a