I would like to poll the top 50 CrossFitters in Canada and see how they eat. I am going to start with all the monsters at CrossFit Caglary. I bet most eat a shit load of eggs and bacon and they have awesome cholesterol. In the near future I am going to get some blood work and just dump my body full of fat and cholesterol while minimizing all grains and sugars. I want to prove, by using myself this cholesterol con.
Anyway's here is Ben's post that got deleted (it is in response to a bunch of horse shit about fat being evil and some bogus studies along with BS on Gary Taubes being unqualified to research scientific studies)....the guy is fucking smart and I can't wait to have him in my gym as a trainer.
"Taubes investigates the science behind the lipid hypothesis. For an understanding of this hypothesis and how it fails to show any correlation look here: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/07/diet-heart-hypothesis-stuck-at-starting.htmlThe first study cited on dietary fat and the risk of coronary heart disease in women (http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/337/21/1491#R4) is an observational study that only hypotheses can be derived from. They show correlation, not causation. If anything the study shows a correlation between trans fat and CVD, which I agree with. They even go onto say that low-fat, high carbohydrate diets (promoted by the likes of AHA) cause decreased levels of HDL and increased levels of fasting triglycerides. "Because low levels of HDL cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides independently increase risk, the value of replacing fat in general with carbohydrates has been questioned."
The link for "great advice" about eating well lead me to a brochure sponsored by Becel. Surely you do not suggest that eating vegetable oil (which is normally liquid at room temperature) in the form of margarine is better for you then butter? Their understanding of simple biochemistry is lacking, stating that LDL cholesterol simply "leaves plaque deposits on the arterial walls." They are correct in stating that your liver produces the bulk of cholesterol in your body, however, HMG Co-A Reductase is the enzyme responsible for cholesterol synthesis in your body. Insulin and glucagon are the main regulators of this enzyme. They even state that "Dietary cholesterol only has an effect in some people. From a nutrition perspective, the best way for controlling blood cholesterol is to eat a healthy diet that is lower in fat, especially saturated and trans fat." Well if the majority of cholesterol in your body is made by your liver, which is controlled by HMG Co-A Reductase, which in turn is regulated by Insulin, wouldn't the best way to control blood lipids be a diet that best controls blood sugar? "