reply to post by iwant2believe1992
WOW! The misinformation on this thread is everywhere. Nutrition is probably the most misunderstood subject on these forums......
Skim milk and low-fat milk are not good for you....
Homogenization: This is the process whereby the fat particles of cream are strained through tiny pores under great pressure. The resulting fat
particles are so small that they stay in suspension rather than rise to the top of the milk. This makes the fat and cholesterol more susceptible to
rancidity and oxidation, and some research indicates that homogenized fats may contribute to heart disease.
Not only heart disease though. Obesity too.
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Conclusions Children who drank the most milk gained more weight, but the added calories appeared responsible. Contrary to our hypotheses, dietary
calcium and skim and 1% milk were associated with weight gain, but dairy fat was not. Drinking large amounts of milk may provide excess energy
to some children.
It's important for people to realize that dietary fat does translate to fatty tissue, or heart disease for that matter. High Fat does not
necessarily equal Fat People. You can bank on that.
Whats with the egg bashing? I eat eggs almost everyday. Sometimes raw, sometimes scrambled and sometimes fried. Usually raw or scrambled though.
Eggs are probably one the most nutritious foods you can put in your body. Let's take a look at why eggs and bacon have been given such a bad rep.
The biggest knock against eggs is high fat and cholesterol, mainly cholesterol. The biggest knock on bacon.......Fat. Which, allegedly, leads to
I'll break that down for ya, since most of you can't do the research yourselves.
First of all, the fat in eggs is mainly unsaturated, which happens to be, according to nurtitionists, good fat. Less than 30% of the fat is
saturated. Based on fat alone, eggs are great for you.
What about cholesterol? Well, they happen to be high in cholesterol but why is cholesterol and saturated fat so bad for us?
According to the experts, there is a direct correlation between dietary intake of saturated fat and cholesterol and the occurrence of Coronary Heart
Disease. This is called the "Lipid Hypothesis."
One of the most popular studies cited in support of the Lipid Hypothesis is the Framingham Heart Study. Usually used as proof. However.....
From above link....
This study began in 1948 and involved some 6,000 people from the town of Framingham, Massachusetts. Two groups were compared at five-year
intervals-those who consumed little cholesterol and saturated fat and those who consumed large amounts. After 40 years, the director of this study had
"In Framingham, Mass, the more saturated fat one ate, the more cholesterol one ate, the more calories one ate, the lower the person's serum
cholesterol. . .
So, what does the real evidence suggest about cholesterol and saturated fat?
Does dietary saturated fat cause serum(blood) cholesterol levels to rise? Does dietary cholesterol cause serum cholesterol to rise?
Neither dietary saturated fat nor dietary cholesterol raise serum cholesterol levels.
We found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most
physically active."3 The study did show that those who weighed more and had abnormally high blood cholesterol levels were slightly more at risk for
future heart disease; but weight gain and cholesterol levels had an inverse correlation with fat and cholesterol intake in the diet.4
I'm telling you, there are plenty of myths and misinformation in this field. The sad thing is, believing a myth in this genre can kill you.
A survey of South Carolina adults found no correlation of blood cholesterol levels with "bad" dietary habits, such as use of red meat, animal
fats, fried foods, butter, eggs, whole milk, bacon, sausage and cheese.10 A Medical Research Council survey showed that men eating butter ran half the
risk of developing heart disease as those using margarine
This three page article should be read by EVERYONE. It busts the myths and provides really nutritional education that many in the very field of no
nutrition are oblivious to.
In a multi-year British study involving several thousand men, half were asked to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol in their diets, to stop
smoking and to increase the amounts of unsaturated oils such as margarine and vegetable oils.
After one year, those on the "good" diet had 100% more deaths than those on the "bad" diet, in spite of the fact that those men on the "bad"
diet continued to smoke! But in describing the study, the author ignored these results in favor of the politically correct conclusion: "The
implication for public health policy in the U.K. is that a preventive program such as we evaluated in this trial is probably effective. . .
The evidence is conclusive. Eggs and Bacon are not bad for you. They do not increase serum cholesterol. They do not promote heart disease,
atherosclerosis, obesity and high cholesterol......
The only bad thing about bacon, that I can think of, is that if you fry it too long, the fat may oxidize, become rancid. Luckily though, saturated
fat is very stable and stands up to high heat very well.