A groundbreaking new study coming out of Malaysia has found that restricting carbs may have a greater benefit to heart health than restricting total fat consumption. The study, “A Cross-Sectional Study on the Dietary Pattern Impact on Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers in Malaysia”, examined how diet patterns, lifestyle, genetics, age and socioeconomic factors affect heart disease […]
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Viewers learned that oxidative damage and inflammation damage cholesterol. An anti-inflammatory diet focuses on single-ingredient foods and anti-inflammatory oils such as environmentally friendly Malaysian palm oil.
Appearing on ABC affiliate KATU in Portland, OR, nutrition expert Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS said most people are confused by what it means to eat properly. The author of “The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer” explained there is massive research demonstrating that preventing heart disease and lowering cholesterol are not the same thing.
Current dietary advice puts the emphasis on optimizing types of dietary fats and not reducing total fat
Instead of saturated fats and cholesterol, many leading nutrition and health experts are now looking at inflammation as a prime mover as a contributing factor of heart disease.
Based on these favorable findings, the researchers concluded that tocotrienols may have potential for metabolic syndrome therapy especially on cardiovascular and liver health, and therefore is worth further investigation.
“The most recent evidence indicates you can consume a reasonable level of saturated fats and it may not negatively impact your cholesterol levels,” said USC School of Pharmacy Research Professor Roger Clemens.
We need to eat less corn, safflower and soybean oils. That’s not even to mention the highly processed canola oil (which I won’t even have in my kitchen). We need to replace these with healthier alternatives such as Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and yes, even butter.
Malaysian palm oil is a rich source of tocotrienols, which are part of the vitamin E complex. While extremely beneficial, many people aren’t getting enough tocotrienols from the foods they eat.
Fife explains that about 90 percent of our cooking oils are genetically engineered seed oils. He contrasts this with palm oil which he describes as, “Probably one of the most nutritious oils we have available to us.” About 80 percent of palm oil imported into the U.S. is from Malaysia, where it is certified sustainable.