I am absolutley convinced that saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease. If you need convincing check out Dr Willaim Davis’ blog The Heart Scan Blog. Dr Davis practices cardiology in Milwaukee and his blog is a great resorce on the subject.
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Carbohydrates increase small LDL particles
Or, in the cholesterol-speak most people understand, “carbohydrates increase cholesterol.” It’s counterintuitive, but carbohydrates increase LDL substantially, far more than any fat.
Carbohydrates increase blood sugar
Eggs don’t increase blood sugar, nor do chicken, raw almonds, onions or green peppers. But a bowl of oatmeal will send your blood sugar skywards.
Carbohydrates make you fat
Carbohydrates, whether in the form of wheat flour in your whole wheat bread, sucrose in your ice cream, fructose in your “organic Agave nectar,” or high-fructose corn syrup in your dill pickles. They all provoke de novo lipogenesis, or fat formation. They also stimulate insulin, the hormone of fat storage.
Carbohydrates cause glycation
High blood sugar, like the kind that develops after a bowl of oatmeal, triggers glycation, or modification of proteins by glucose (blood sugar). This is how cataracts, kidney disease, and atherosclerotic plaque develop. Small LDL is 8-fold more glycation prone than large LDL, providing a carbohydrate double-whammy.