Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I've started reading: Politically Incorrect Nutrition: What You May Not Know About Your Food and Drink. I'm finding it very interesting. It dispels a lot of common myths about "healthy" foods, including green tea, soy, etc.
It also agrees with many of my thoughts about saturated fats and cholesterol and heart health. Some of it's main points (I didn't know all of these) about cholesterol include:
1. There is clinical evidence that stress reduction felps lower cholesterol levels.
2. Avoid all foods containing partially hydrogenated oils.
3. Limit sugar; excessive amounts can raise cholesterol levels.
4. Start adding healthy omega 3s to the diet from fish, flax, walnuts and olive oil. For cooking at high heat, use organic coconut, sesame, or rice brain oils. (I use coconut oil for cooking and for popping popcorn. It's high in saturated fat, but other healthy oils, such as canola oil and olive oil supposedly change during the heating process and are less healthy.)
4. Drink water. It's the easiest way to protect the heart.
I'll post more, maybe, about what the book says after I read more.