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Cholesterol and Heart Health
Cholesterol has long had a very reputation with regard to Heart Health - leading to higher levels of the use of Statins in an effort to reduce cholesterol levels. I've read some interesting material on the topic, most recently 'The Great Cholesterol Myth' by Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sinatra. It was a bit of an eye opener!
Others have written about it, such as Mercola, who outlines some research that aims to disprove that fat is the enemy where heart health is concerned. Read his article HERE.
I also came across a blog about the high risk of disease with LOW cholesterol - a statement that would surely cause a lot of doctors (and pharmaceutical reps) to gasp with horror. Have a read and see what you think for yourself. Link HERE.
McDonald's transparency - a good thing?
McDonald's have been trying to be more transparent, you may have seen the video on the production of their McRibs. Being transparent may be backfiring, as it transpires that their fries contain 17 ingredients. Click here for the article, but make sure you don't miss the video of Michael Pollan speaking about the potatoes in McDonald's fries (it's at the end of the article).
20 food ingredients to avoid
Do you know some of the harmful ingredients in food? Do you read labels? There has been a lot of discussion lately about the labelling of foods, but companies continue to be able to add substances without using the common names - an example is MSG, most people know about negative effects from this, but did you know it has many other names, such as 'yeast extract'?
Here is a link for a list of the top 20, compiled by Marco Torres, a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.