Thursday, November 12, 2015
When it Comes to Heart Healthy Food ~ Sugar is Still the Culprit
Oops! Is it possible that fifty years of doctors' advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We've been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it's very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.
A rigorously done new study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. That's 400 percent! Just one 20-ounce soda increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30 percent.
This study of more than 40,000 people accounted for all other potential risk factors including total calories, overall diet quality, smoking, cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and alcohol.
This follows on the heels of decades of research that has been mostly ignored by the medical establishment and policy makers. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends getting no more than 25 percent of your total calories from added sugar. Really? This study showed that your risk of heart attacks doubles if sugar makes up 20 percent of your calories. Fat in doctor recommended amounts is not dangerously fatal; however, sugar does more harm than it ever do any good.
Sugar is still the culprit!
Source of this information ~ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/sugar-heart-attack_b_4746440.html