If I hear one more person say they can't eat red meat or butter because of the cholesterol content, I'm going to scream!
We need cholesterol to build and maintain our cell membranes, to make bile in the liver, which helps us digest healthy fats, to create Vitamin D and other steroid hormones (estrogen and testosterone among others).
It is transported by lipoproteins, which direct lipids to carry it to certain tissues. The ones we hear about most are LDLs (low density lipoproteins) and HDLs (high density lipoproteins). Lipoproteins are not cholesterol, so LDLs can’t even be “bad cholesterol” as most people refer to it as.
Why hasn’t conventional wisdom and dietary focused media caught up with these blatant facts? Because it is hard to admit you’re wrong, if you’re one person or a government agency or a food giant or a drug company.
The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-BILLION dollar industry. Their profits hinge on normal, everyday people driving their health into the ground by listening to outdated, incorrect information. THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO BE HEALTHY. HEALTHY PEOPLE DON’T NEED PILLS. NO PILLS = NO MONEY FOR DRUG COMPANIES.
Don’t be afraid of eggs or egg yolks – you should be afraid of cartons of egg whites derived from caged, sick chickens.
Don’t be afraid of saturated fat from animals – you should be afraid of highly processed foods, highly refined carbohydrates and sugar, hydrogenated fats, and vegetable oils.
There is no evidence that any society or tribe to ever exist on earth that followed a vegan or meatless diet.
Heart disease is a fairly recent phenomenon which can be directly correlated to the introduction and popularization of PROCESSED FOODS. Processed foods, such as vegetable oils, hydrogenated fats (margarine), refined carbohydrates (cereals, pastries, baked goods, pasta), and sugar/sweeteners are INFLAMMATORY foods. Inflammation is what leads to heart disease, and most other chronic diseases we now face.
There are a lot of studies about this, if you actually want to read them I can recommend some.
Don’t believe me? I bet you’ll trust Time Magazine https://healthimpactnews.com/2014/time-magazine-we-were-wrong-about-saturated-fats/