Cholesterol Is Finally Officially Removed From ‘Naughty’ List

images
The US government has finally accepted that cholesterol is not a ‘nutrient of concern’, doing a U-turn on their warnings

By Nikki Barr | #ICYMI – Tue, May 26, 2015 13:25 BST
Cholesterol has been on the “naughty” list of nutrients for nearly 40 years, with health officials warning us to stay away from high-cholesterol foods since the 1970s to avoid heart disease and clogged arteries.

Full-fat
dairy products

Two stuffed avocados
Stuffed avocados and advocados

are high in
good fats.
Copyright
[Rex]
Full-fat dairy products and advocados are high in good fats. Copyright [Rex]

But US officials have finally given the green light for a U-turn on previous warnings, which means eggs, butter, full-fat dairy products, nuts, coconut oil and meat have now been classified as “safe” and have been officially removed from the “nutrients of concern” list.

The US Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for updating the guidelines every five years, stated in its findings for 2015: “Previously, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300 mg/day.

“The 2015 DGAC will not bring forward this recommendation because available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum (blood) cholesterol, consistent with the AHA/ACC (American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology) report.

“Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”

Eggs areUnknown
no longer on
the ‘naughty
list’.
Copyright
[Rex]
Eggs are no longer on the ‘naughty list’. Copyright [Rex]
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will, in response, no longer warn people against eating high-cholesterol foods and will instead focus on sugar as the main substance of dietary concern.

The 70s, 80s and 90s were the ‘non fat’ years, with the government warning people to limit the amount of high-cholersterol foods in their diets to avoid heart disease and strokes.

But nutritionists and scientists have long been campaigning for the U-turn, which started with introducing “good cholesterols” back into the ‘safe zone’.
US cardiologist Dr Steven Nissen said: “It’s the right decision. We got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.”

He esitmated that about 20 per cent of cholesterol levels in your blood come from your diet, which means the rest is produced by your liver and is actually needed by the body.

Dr Chris Masterjohn added:“Since we cannot possibly eat enough cholesterol to use for our bodies’ daily functions, our bodies make their own.

“When we eat more foods rich in this compound, our bodies make less. If we deprive ourselves of foods high in cholesterol – such as eggs, butter, and liver – our body revs up its cholesterol synthesis.”

Nuts wereunnamed
previously
thought to
contain too
much
cholesterol.
Copyright
[Rex]
Nuts were previously thought to contain too much cholesterol. Copyright [Rex]
Sugar has now been identified as the “worst” food culprit for health problems, with GPs now focusing on weaning patients off the sweet stuff.

Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, who works with group Action On Sugar, says a clamp-down on the food industry is next.

He said: “It’s very clear that added sugar has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever and, contrary to what the food industry want you to believe, the body doesn’t require any carbohydrate for energy from added sugar.

“And we know the food industry have been spiking our food with added sugars. We also know that carbohydrates and particularly refined carbohydrates – so carbohydrates that lack fibre, sugar being one of them – have the biggest impact on insulin in terms of surges of insulin in our body. And insulin is a fat storing hormone.”
So, in summary, ditch your skinny latte for a full-fat latte and get some avocados down you.

Advertisements

COUGH CPR

myocardial infarction - Myokardinfarkt - scheme
myocardial infarction – Myokardinfarkt – scheme (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 

SURVIVING A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone?

The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually discovered this and did an in-depth study on it in our ICU.

 The two individuals that discovered this then did an article on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes. It is very true and has and does work.

It is called cough CPR.

A cardiologist says it’s the truth.

If everyone reading this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

It could save your life!

A Beating Heart

Let’s say it’s 6:15 p.m. And you’re driving home (alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job.

You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out

into your arm and up into your jaw.

You are only about five miles from the hospital

nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be

able to make it that far.

What can you do?

A Beating Heart You’ve been trained in CPR

But the guy that taught the course didn’t tell

you what to do if it happened to yourself.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK

WHEN YOU ARE ALONE

A Beating Heart  Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.

Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum.

From deep inside the chest,

a breath and a cough must be repeated

about every two seconds without let up

until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and

keep the blood circulating.

The squeezing pressure on the heart also

helps it regain normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!

From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter ‘AND THE BEAT GOES ON ‘

(reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)

BE A FRIEND AND PLEASE SEND

THIS ARTICLE

TO AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE