The Mainstream Diet Myth Is HARMING Your Heart
The United States government, mainstream medicine, and the diet industry got together MANY years ago and “had a baby.”
They gave birth to the biggest lie to ever be dumped on the American public.
An entire category of perfectly healthy food was demonized.
We were told it would harm our hearts. Eating it would send us to an early grave, they insisted.
As a result, generations of frightened Americans were hoodwinked into avoiding these “evil” foods.
Those so-called experts couldn’t have been more wrong, of course.
But unfortunately, this decades-old myth has some serious staying power. So people like me have to keep setting the record straight.
The truth is the MORE you munch on these vilified foods, the BETTER off your heart will be. And recent research confirmed it yet again.
So-called experts have been preaching the evils of low-carb, high-fat diets for decades.
They claim it’ll send your risk of heart disease soaring. Your cholesterol levels will shoot through the roof, they insist.
It’s all HOGWASH, my friend. In fact, the opposite is true. The more unsaturated fats you eat, the better off your heart will be.
In fact, a study published just last year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proved, yet again/ The conclusion? Eating a low carb (high fat) diet is BETTER for your health.
The study followed 164 overweight, non-diabetic, and heart-disease free, volunteers as they ate one of three assigned diets:
- Low-carb (20 percent of daily calories came from carbs)
- Moderate carb (40 percent carbs)
- High-carb (60 percent carbs)
The folks eating the low-carb diet saw significant improvements in their insulin resistance, a key factor in the risk of type 2 diabetes.
They also saw substantial improvements in other measures of heart health, including cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood pressure levels.
The smoking gun? The volunteers in the low-carb group got 21 percent of their daily calories from fat. And yet they still experienced those improvements in critical heart health measures.
As usual, the researchers had trouble accepting the truth. (I told you this myth has serious staying power).
So they looked for an alternate explanation and suggested that the benefits of eating low-carb could be canceling out the risks of the high-fat foods.
Well, they’re half right. Because low-carb AND high-fat are terrific for your heart health.
Research has consistently linked the unsaturated fats in cold-water fatty fish and olive oil to a lower risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cognitive decline.
In the face of all that evidence. we’re finally starting to make a little headway against this harmful myth. But we’ve still got a long way to go.
My advice is to eat foods provided by the land in their season and act like a “caveman.”
Our “hunter-gatherer” ancestors ate a diet naturally high in protein and healthy fats and low in carbohydrates. A caveman-style diet emphasizes meat and vegetables and reduces (or eliminates) processed foods.
Make the switch, and your heart… and entire body… will thank you.
P.S. Cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are on the rise. This “silent” killer often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. But it turns out eating more fat can actually REDUCE fat in your liver. I’ve got the whole story right here.
“Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on insulin-resistant dyslipoproteinemia—a randomized controlled feeding trial,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 115, Issue 1, January 2022, Pages 154–162, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab287
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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