Health Alert: A Dramatic Change In Heart Healthy Diet Recommendations

Startling new research reveals old heart healthy food recommendations were wrong. Nutrition expert, David Nelson, explains why this "heart health" advice is so dangerous.

A bombshell of a study was published in the British Medical Journal in 2013. The study found that while substituting vegetable oils for saturated animal fats may help lower cholesterol, it dramatically increases the risk of heart disease!

The study analyzed a batch of newly recovered data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study that ran from 1966-1973. They looked at a group of 458 men ages 30-59 who had been instructed to substitute safflower oil for saturated fat intake. The study found that the men who made this switch had an increased risk of not only heart disease but of death from all causes.

"For years we were told saturated fat and cholesterol were the major villains when it comes to heart disease," points out nutrition expert Dr. David Nelson, Ph D. "And vegetable oils were heralded as heart health heroes. Now we're learning that these grain-sourced oils cause much of this inflammation in the body. And inflammation is undeniably the real threat when it comes to heart health."

Grains and grain oils have a particular kind of fatty acid in them known as omega-6 fatty acids. Ordinarily these fats are healthy. However, these fats need to be balanced out in the body with an adequate amount of omega-3 fatty acids. If these two fats are not in balance, the risk for developing systemic inflammation in the body increases.

Over generations, people have increased the intake of grains - breads, pasta and now vegetable oils. This has led to an imbalanced amount of these omega-6 fatty acids and consequently more inflammation. The typical American diet contains 14-25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids.

Based on this research many health experts have now revised their advice when it comes to heart disease. In addition to cutting out vegetable oils, experts now advise people to reduce the amount of grains they eat overall.

"While the results of this study means we have to rethink how we eat, one thing has not changed when it comes to heart disease," concludes Dr. Nelson. "Heart disease is preventable and largely lifestyle related. I've helped hundreds of people use nutrition to fight off heart disease. Simply by making smart choices each day, you can do more for your heart than any doctor or drug."

To learn more about heart disease prevention and find out what foods and hearty healthy oils Dr. Nelson recommends, please check out this video

About Dr. David Nelson, Ph D

David Nelson is a nutritional consultant, and has been involved in the field of nutritional studies for over 20 years. Dr. Nelson studied at San Diego University, Iowa State University, and Mankato State University. He currently specializes in the areas of Anti-aging, Sports Performance Nutrition, and Allergy. For the past 15 years, Dr. Nelson has been the Nutritionist at the Center for Advanced Medicine, and co-hosts the radio show "Health Talk, A Second Opinion," with the other doctors from the Center. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.

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