I see a lot of unhealthy people trying to be healthy, avoiding cholesterol. Show them an egg yolk and chances are that they won’t speak with you again. These are the same people who clock in countless hours on the treadmill, cheat every Friday and hop from one diet to another but still stay fat. Well, if you identify yourself as one, it’s not your fault, you are just gravely misinformed.The Research That Demonized Cholesterol And How We Got it All Wrong
In the year 1956, Dr. Ancel Keys, a noted American scientist conducted a study popularized as the ‘Seven Countries Study’. The study specifically stated that ‘dietary fat’ and ‘cholesterol’ caused heart diseases. In actuality, Keys cherry-picked only 7 countries where the data ‘mostly’ not ‘really’ supported his flawed theory, out of the 22 in which the study took place. Hence, ‘Seven Countries Study’. The study was quickly picked up by USFDA and propagated throughout America. Of course, the world had to follow suit. Dietary fat and cholesterol were now officially the ‘culprits’. As the study seeped into regular life, fat was actively abandoned. Sadly though, people were still not getting any thinner. In fact, they were getting fatter than they had ever been. Why? People replaced fats with carbohydrates. The study had to be questioned now.It’s The ‘Very High’ Carbohydrate Intake That Can Give You A Heart Attack. Saturated Fat Has NOTHING To DO With Heart Diseases
Simply putting it, fats don’t make you fat. Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates makes you fat and vulnerable to heart ailments. Carbohydrates high in sugars and low in fiber are related to lower HDL (good cholesterol levels) and very high LDL (bad cholesterol). The triglycerides levels are also greatly affected by high carbohydrate intake. If you are consuming as much as 60% calories from carbohydrates and are predominantly a couch potato, you REALLY need to cut back!Testosterone Is Derived From Cholesterol. More Testosterone Means More Muscle
The most potent muscle building hormone is testosterone and the body can only derive it from Cholesterol. Yes, the higher the good cholesterol, the higher will be your T levels. So next time you take that chicken skin off or decide to dump the eggs yellows, think that you are wasting testosterone. But please, now don’t go out chasing high serum cholesterol. Just stick to eating whole eggs, beef, shrimp and cheese.