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STORY OF CHOLESTEROL PHANTOM

REMOVE MISCONCEPTION YOUR SO CALLED CHOLESTEROL LOWERING VEGETABLE OILS ARE HIGHLY DANGEROUS
YOU WON'T BELIEVE ?

It is interesting but fearful
In 70s it was proposed that heart attack is due to consumption of saturated fat like ghee and animal sources of cholesterol. So people started taking unsaturated vegetable oils like sunflower ,Safflower (kardi oil) corn, Til or ground oil etc.
Indians replaced the ghee & coconut oils which they consumed since time immemorial.
But now diabetes and heart attack both have emerged as biggest killer, more than 10 times increase in incidence being observed !!! Indians are taking lowest quantities of saturated fat ,still getting diabetes and heart attack very early and in increased frequency........

S0 SOMETHING IS WRONG SOMEWHERE

LETS UNDERSTAND THE REAL THING

Recently it has become clear that these so called heart-friendly oils are the culprit.
Unsaturated fats are either Monounsaturated (MUFA) or poly unsaturated [PUFA]. PUFA could be again either N-3 or N-6 according to carbon atom.
Our diet must be balanced in terms of N-3 or N-6 ,its ratio must be less than 4. Whenever you take excess of N-6, it will induce OXIDATIVE STRESS in the body with generation of dangerous free radicles and will make insulin useless, thus INSULIN RESISTANCE IS PRODUCED LEADING TO DIABETES. Also it will make our body vulnerable to stroke and heart attacks by inducing tendency of blood to clot formation. This has been proved beyond doubt.

Remember ,cholesterol itself is not dangerous. Eskimos consume more than 5 fold cholesterol than Indians ,yet they are at much lower risk for heart attack. it is type of fat which is crucial. In Gujarat people consume almost twice the quantity of N-6 fat than other Indian population and they have nearly 2 fold higher prevalence of diabetes.

Just scan the fatty acid profile in some of unsaturated fats we consume

OIL TYPE Sat. fat MUFA  N-6 N-3 Ratio[n-3/6]

Mustard oil

4.0 68 13 8.6 1.5

Olive oil

14 72 8 0.7 11.3

Groundnut oil

19 47 28 0.8 35

Soyabean

15 23 51 7.0 7.3

Seasame [Til]

15 39 40 0.5 80

Corn oil

13 25 57 0.8 71

Sunflower oil

11 34 49 0.3 163

Saf'wer(Kardi)

9.0 12 73 0.5 146

It is evident from this table that ratio of N-3 &N-6 which must be less than 4 is unexpectedly high in sunflower and safflower.
So what to do ?