VIDEO: Cholesterol Is Not the Bad Guy

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Filed Under: Cholesterol
Last Reviewed 07/14/2014

There's so misinformation about the role cholesterol plays in the body, says Dr. Sinatra, who stresses that it's a myth that cholesterol is the bad guy when it comes to heart health. Get the true facts about cholesterol, and find out who the bad actors really are! Watch the video now.

 

 

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There's so much information about cholesterol and the role it plays in our bodies. People have been led to believe that cholesterol is a terrible thing. I call it "cholesterol mania."

Folks, it's a myth that cholesterol is a bad guy when it comes to heart health. There's a lot of misconceptions about cholesterol out there. For example, patients with high total cholesterols can live longer lives. It's been studied in Europe and even in the United States.

And then, there's this whole aspect about what you eat makes a big impact in your blood.

You know, if you eat a lot of saturated fats, like eggs, or eat a lot of monounsaturated fats, like avocados, it's okay. It's not really going to budge the amount of cholesterol in the blood, because your liver makes most of the blood cholesterol.

And look, folks, those monounsaturated fats in olive oil and avocado and those saturated fats in coconut, they're not evil; they're good for you.

The real bad guys are sugar and simple carbohydrates. You know, not just the sugar you put in your coffee and your tea, but the pastas, the crackers, the bagels, the cakes, the sweets. They cause inflammation.

And then there are the killer fats, the trans fats. You need to learn about that. You need to learn about the pros and cons of statins and my recommendations for optimal heart health and longevity.

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