Everyone on these forums seem to be so carb-phobic.[/quote]
And it’s a good thing, too, because the medical establishment has been so carbophilic for so long, and continues to be today. We are offsetting decades of poor nutritional advice from the mainstream “authorities”.
One of the better points of this forum is the relative scarcity of fools who subscribe to the government recommended, low-fat, high carb diet.
Fiber has been shown to help cholesterol levels by lowering ldl and increasing hdl. Getting plenty of fiber means eating lots of fiberous green veggies, whole grains, and some fruit.[/quote]
Fiber tears up the digestive tract, paving the way for chronic inflammation and auto-immune disease.
Did you know that there’s nothing beneficial about having lowered cholesterol? It is the ratio of HDL:LDL that is more important than the total.
You should stop listening to the AMA and start researching things for yourself.
Nominal Prospect wrote:
I bet you’re eating lots of carbs.
well gee, he’s a pro football player, what do you expect him to be eating?[/quote]
He didn’t say he was pro. And what I expect him to be eating is irrelevant. He asked a question, I’m responding.
His lipid values are in the tank because, in all likelyhood, he’s eating tons of sugary crap.
Cutting carbs is a very good way to lower triglycerides, raise HDL, and increase your LDL particle size (which is explained here: http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/nutritional-approaches-large-vs-small.html ).[/quote]