The Truth about Fat and Cholesterol

Our perception of a “good” diet has come to say cholesterol and fat are the bane of our existence, posing as a health risk to us. This is, in fact, misleading as outdated research has only perpetuated this type of thinking. Americans were told to reduce their fat intake as a way to combat things like heart disease; this in turn caused them to increase their carbohydrate and sugar intake at the same time. The increased intake of sugar is actually more likely to have caused greater risk for health disease than fat and cholesterol ever have. Now, dietary suggestions by the government no longer claim that cholesterol and fat are a dietary risk, but the decades of misinformation has caused people to think otherwise.