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Cardiologist take on fat and sugar

 

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Our good friend, the UK cardiologist and member of Action on Sugar has written a fantastic piece in Men’s Health magazine about his stance on sugar and fat. Here are the key points:

 

  1. I breakfasted on a three egg omelette cooked in coconut oil, with a whole milk coffee. I enjoyed a wedge of full fat cheese with my lunch, poured a liberal dose of olive oil on my evening salad and snacked on nuts throughout the day.
  2. I ingested a fair amount of fat and, as a cardiologist who has treated thousands of people with heart disease, this may seem a particularly peculiar way to behave.
  3. Far from being the best thing for health or weight loss, a low fat diet is the opposite. I would go so far as to say the change in dietary advice in 1977 to restrict the amount of fat we were eating helped to fuel the obesity epidemic unfolding today.
  4. Gary Taubes, a former Harvard physicist who wrote The Diet Delusion, in which he argued that it is refined carbohydrates that are responsible for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and many other of our Western maladies.
  5. It would be better to rename type 2 diabetes “carbohydrate intolerance disease”
  6. It’s why, these days, I very seldom touch bread, have got rid of all added sugars and have embraced full fat as part of my varied Mediterranean-inspired diet.

To read the full article on why fat should be your medicine, click here!

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