..... but refined SUGAR never is.
50+ years of tainted research paid for by the Sugar Industry, has resulted in much unnecessary pain, suffering and deaths.
In a recent paper published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine, UCSF researchers reveal a scheme in which the sugar industry’s main trade group paid two Harvard scientists to conduct a research review study, in the mid-1960s to deflect emerging evidence that linked sugar consumption to risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
These biased researchers found “no doubt” that reducing dietary cholesterol and substituting polyunsaturated fat for saturated fat would prevent heart disease. Such conclusions swayed hundreds of millions globally, to replace their butter (which if organic, would be a "good saturated fat") with margarine (a bad "hydrogenated fat") and eat fat-free doughnuts and other sugar-laden food -- a dietary disaster.
QuickFix #1 Replace all refined/added sugar with organic Stevia or "Monk Fruit". You get the sweetness without the toxicity. You may also satisfy that sweet tooth with any WHOLE fruit (chopped dates are OK)
-- but how many servings relative to proteins? The OASISforHEALTH free consultation will answer this and much more.
Not all fats are created equal.............
QuickFix #2 Replace all cooking oils with organic cold-pressed coconut oil. Sorry, but the seed/nut/vegetable oils you have been told to use (like sunflower seed oil) oxidize and become unhealthy at cooking temperatures. And coconut oil brings a host of other benefits -- like improving your brain health. Ghee is a healthy substitute. Olive oil should only be used as a dressing.
-- but doesn't saturated fat increase cholesterol? Only oxidized small dense LDL cholesterol is dangerous; and it is more related to sugar in the diet. The OASISforHEALTH free consultation will clarify this and much more.
The UCSF research was based on internal industry documents unearthed by lead author Cristin Kearns, who found the information in public archives.
In 2015, Dr. Kearns and her UCSF co-authors also published a paper in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine that showed the sugar industry deflected research that linked sugar consumption to dental cavities.
In another damning example of research bias, a paper published in 2016 in the British Medical Journal; exposed a 40-year old cover-up. Data which showed that for every 30 point drop in total cholesterol, there was a
22 percent increased chance of death,
was never published -- until the raw data was discovered recently in the basement of one of the original researchers. The coleader of the project was Dr. Ancel Keys, the most prominent advocate of replacing saturated fat with vegetable fat.
Unfortunately the sugar industry is NOT ALONE in biasing research in its favor. Also about 50 years ago, the tobacco industry fought tooth-and-nail to "prove scientifically" that smoking was safe. Now we have the chemicals industry asserting that pesticide and herbicide-sprayed food is as safe as organic!
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Nutrients. ************* 2016 Oct; 8(10): 633.