absolutely! i think the mass marketing of all the "fat free" stuff is
ludicrous. so many other things matter equally or more. fat free
is not necessarily a good thing. so many good fats have been shown
to REDUCE cholesterol and LDL. in fact, those doing best in all the
studies are those including healthy, good fats, like those we've
mentioned recently: nuts, avacados, good oils like canola/olive,
etc. those eliminating ALL fat actually have a harder time, in
general, reducing total cholesterol, LDL, and raising HDL. i think
one of the most important things to look for is anything that has
the ingredient "partially hydrogenated..." anything! now that i'm
looking at cholesterol counts, i notice that so many things that
are fat free and cholesterol high!
my favorite fast food pet peeve are this silly wraps. they sound so
healthy, they are reasonably low fat (less than 10 grams) but sometimes
65+, 130+ of cholesterol. so they are actually damaging to those of us
being careful. i used to rivet my eyes to the low-fat and now i'm
horrified to see how wrong i was in my label reading all this time.
now that i'm eating healthy fats my cholesterol has gone way down!