“Cholesterol deniers” are like “flat earthers”, do not believe in science.
These are the words of professor Louis Leavy, head of nutrition science of Public Health England, whose has launched a vicious attack on what he calls “cholesterol deniers”, those who claim that sugar represents a bigger threat to our hearts and arteries than animal fats (like cholesterol and saturated fats).
The interesting thing is that Dr. Leavy does not seems to know that our bodies can easily make saturated fats out of sugar!
As a matter of fact, if your body does not burn the sugar consumed, it converts it into saturated fats. So, if saturated fats were so bad, why does your body make it every day??!!
In addition, he does not seem to understand that the body makes more than 90% of the cholesterol it needs daily. Again, why would our bodies make a molecule that is supposedly toxic for us?
There is not a single evidence to support that animal fats are bad for us. Actually, everything points to their necessity for optimal health.
On the contrary, sugar is the health enemy #1.
The consumption of sugar has increased more than 10X over the last century and the consumption of animal fats has slightly decreased.
If animal fats were so bad, we should have seen improvements in the health of the Americans, but the opposite has been observed.
Today, we are in pandemics of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, auto-immunes conditions, among others.
We know that sugar is the actual driver of these issues, not animal fats. We have survived millions of years eating animal fats, but the consumption of sugar is new phenomenon that our bodies are not equipped to deal with.
Sugar suppresses the immune system. As a matter of fact, it takes about 2 weeks for the body to overcome the intake of only one single serving of sugar.
Sugar leads to deficiencies, such as calcium, copper, magnesium, zinc, chromium, iron, potassium, vitamins B, C, D, etc.
Sugar causes premature aging, wrinkles, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease.
Sugar causes cancer and heart disease.
Sugar contributes to obesity
Sugar lead to auto-immune issues like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, Hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis,
Sugar causes anxiety and depression.
Sugar causes lack of libido or sex drive.
Sugar causes hormonal imbalances.
In brief, sugar is a poison. That is why people do so well on low carb diets, such as paleo or keto because sugar intake is drastically reduced or completely eliminated.