Changing Our Minds About Cholesterol

Go ahead, have that egg. Have several!

The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.

The group’s finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a “nutrient of concern” stands in contrast to the committee’s findings five years ago, the last time it convened. During those proceedings, as in previous years, the panel deemed the issue of excess cholesterol in the American diet a public health concern.

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New Update to Dietary Guidelines

The latest updates to our official Dietary Guidelines recently released by the Obama administration has some good information, particularly regarding sugar intake.  As we’ve said repeatedly, sugar is a HUGE problem.  Obesity, diabetes, cancer, inflammation, these are just a few of the problems caused by sugar.

The guidelines, updated every five years, advise Americans to limit sugar intake to no more than 10% of daily calories.

Better advice would be to eliminate sugar entirely.

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The Truth About Sugar

“The Truth About Sugar,” which aired on BBC One, aims to “demystify some of the myths about sugar — namely, what food products secretly contain it — and demonstrate the impact it can make on your health if you reduce the amount you eat.”

High-sugar diets are undoubtedly the primary culprit in skyrocketing obesity and type 2 diabetes rates and other chronic health problems associated with insulin resistance.

“The Truth About Sugar” features Cara Patterson, Rick Shabilla, Audrey Cannon, and Simon Gallagher, who between them consume nearly 120 teaspoons of sugar a day.

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