The Truth About The Low Fat Theory

If you google images for cholesterol or heart attacks, you will inevitably end up looking through countless images of eggs, bacon, butter, cheese, and the like. Everybody loves bacon, and yet we are told it is a guilty pleasure that causes high cholesterol and coronary heart disease. I will begin with the origins of the "low fat hypothesis", or "lipid theory", since it is where our fears of consuming too much bacon and butter originate from. If some of you are wondering what the lipid hypothesis, or low fat theory, is, here is a great explanation by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon from their book Eat Fat, Lose Fat. We eat a diet containing too much cholesterol and saturated fats, and as a result we develop a high level of cholesterol in our blood. High cholesterol causes arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis obstructs the vessels that bring blood to the heart, resulting in heart disease. I [...]