Is Sugar The Real Cause of Heart Attacks?

If you read the headline of this article, you are probably wondering ‘what does this have to do with ketosis?’

Well, my friend. It has everything to do with Ketosis.

To get your body in Ketosis, you must consume a lot of fat (healthy fat). Over the last 50 years, even more so with recent FAD diets, you are told stay away from fat or you’ll have a heart attack.

We now have a study to prove that statement wrong!

In a study of more than 40,000 people, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intake. That’s 400 percent!

That means our recent belief in consuming fat as the cause of heart attacks to be false! Crazy right?!

In fact, just one 20-soda increases your risk of a heart attack by 30 percent. (wide-eyed emoji)

Do you remember my article on the Keto Ratio? Well, if you didn’t I would suggest you read it again. (70% healthy fat, 25% protein, and >5% sugar)

This study validates the Keto Ratio perfectly.

Here is an interesting excerpt from Huffington Post:

This is a major paradigm shift. For years, we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that fat causes heart attacks and raises cholesterol, and that sugar is harmless except as a source of empty calories. They are not empty calories. As it turns out, sugar calories are deadly calories. Sugar causes heart attacks, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia, and is the leading cause of liver failure in America. – Mark Hyman, MD, The Huffington Post

Following this study, the Institute of Medicine recommends getting no more than 20% of your total calories from added sugar. Why? Because your risk of heart attacks doubles if sugar makes up 20 percent of your calories.

We have the national dietary guidelines to thank for this misinformed notion of Sugar over Fat. It’s imperative that we revamp our outdated guidelines and provide medical programs with a strategy to address the health risks of added sugar.


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