Study title and authors:
The case for not restricting saturated fat on a low carbohydrate diet
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/2/1/21
In this article Volek found that:
(1) Saturated fat does not raise (bad) LDL cholesterol levels.
(2) Saturated fat actually slowed down the progression of 'clogged arteries'
(3) Saturated fat increases (good) HDL cholesterol, decreases (bad) triglycerides and increases the particle size of LDL cholesterol from a small dense dangerous type B, to a large fluffy relatively benign type A.
(4) When saturated fat is replaced by carbohydrates undesirable effects occur such as an increase in (bad) triglycerides with a decrease in (good) HDL cholesterol.
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Recipe of the day
Lamb and chard
|Food Mall: Lamb Chops|
■As much or as little fresh green or red-stem Swiss chard as you want (I used green, and local organic)
■Salt (to taste)
■Pepper (to taste)
Heat broiler. Pat lamb with a bit of salt and pepper, and set chops in a glass baking dish (unoiled). When the oven’s hot, cook chops for 5 minutes, turning them when done to cook for another 5-6 minutes on the other side.