High Carb – Low Fat Increases CVD Risk
Government Food Pyramid making us sicker? Today’s modern diet is mostly made up of processed foods – whole wheat bread, brown rice, cereals, granola bars, etc. Little do folks realize that these type of foods, especially the ones listed as “low fat” can increase your risk of heart disease (see recent blog post titled “Processed Carbs – Not Dietary Fat – Increase Your Risk of Type II Diabetes, Heart Disease and Obesity”).
Do your research – fat is not the problem! Refined carbs, not dietary fat contribute to overall greater metabolic damage (elevated blood pressure, Obesity, Type II Diabetes, blood fat disorders, etc). An Editorial published in the April issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition titled “Are Refined Carbohydrates Worse Than Saturated Fat?”discusses the importance of reducing refined carbs in your diet instead of fat.