I was at a business meeting where coffee, tea and cake were served as refreshments after the speaker’s presentation. A woman cutting the cake asked me if I’d like a piece and I politely said, “No thank you.”
What she said to me after that literally blew me away.
She said, “Oh, go ahead and have a piece. It’s good for you.”
I’m not often speechless, but this time I was.
She apparently could see my bewilderment and said, “Well, it’s angel food cake, so it’s fat free! And it’s topped with Lite Cool Whip too.”
She genuinely believed from the core of her being that what she was saying was true.
And I realized at that moment that there are STILL countless people who are completely clueless about fats and carbs.
If that includes you or someone you know, please read this article in its entirety.
It could save your life!
Go beyond the brainwashing and lies
People who believe that fats are the devil and carbs are good have been very carefully brainwashed into thinking that by food giants who produce (rancid, inflammatory) vegetable oils, and shoddy, slanted research done in the 1950s blaming saturated fats as the cause of rising rates of heart disease.
Here are the three biggest lies you’ve been told about fats, and the REAL truth that you can take to the bank!
Lie #1: Fats are bad for you
The truth: Your body MUST have fats, especially your brain and nervous system!
Fats are also needed to transport nutrients, protect your internal organs, keep your cell walls healthy, make hormones and create energy.
Lie #2: Fats make you fat
The truth: Although there are many factors behind our obesity epidemic, the predominant one from a dietary perspective is not fat—it’s SUGAR.
Note that sugar takes many forms, and especially dangerous is high fructose corn syrup (which can appear as “fructose,” “corn sugar” or “corn syrup” on food labels, so don’t be fooled).
Also, remember that refined carbs like bread, bagels, pastries, cakes (including angel food cake!), cookies, pasta, rolls, crackers and snack chips also turn to sugar upon digestion…so they’re technically no different than what’s in your kitchen sugar bowl.
On the other hand, although fats are calorie-dense and it’s important not to overdo them, (they should represent about 30 percent of your daily calorie intake), fats add flavor to your foods, they help fill you up and keep you satisfied longer, so you’re less likely to overeat or snack.
That’s a recipe for weight LOSS—not gain.
Lie #3: Saturated fats cause heart disease
The truth: All saturated fats are not created equal.
If you’re talking about trans-fats and hydrogenated oils (like what is in the Lite Cool Whip that was on the “healthy” cake that was offered to me!), you’re absolutely right. Have your affairs in order and your life insurance paid up if you eat a lot of these.
But saturated fats from Nature (such as red meat, eggs and real butter, preferably organic) are crucial to your health.
They have been wrongly demonized and implicated as the main cause of heart disease over the last several decades, but that’s simply not true and our disease statistics prove it.
Although the death rate from cardiovascular disease has decreased by about 20 percent over the last several decades, the actual number of people developing heart disease jumped from 3.4 million in 1970 to 5.8 million in 2010—a 70 percent increase!
So that means more people than ever are getting heart disease—they’re just not keeling over from it as much because of drugs and surgery.
The real culprits behind our increasing heart disease rate (as well as our widening backsides) are sugar, refined carbohydrates and grains, processed vegetable oils, shortening, margarine and hydrogenated oils—which have been heavily pushed over the last several decades as being “healthy choices” (while good saturated fats have been demonized)!
These are the abrasive foods that stir up inflammation in your blood vessels and roll out the red carpet for cardiovascular disease (as well as pack the pounds on you and increase your risk of cancer).
3 nutritional ways to prevent heart disease
If you are concerned about truly preventing heart disease (and you’d better be!), in addition to getting sources of good saturated fats and avoiding sugar and refined carbs, here are 3 nutritional ways you can help minimize your risk.
Vitamin B12 to control homocysteine
Homocysteine is a byproduct of protein digestion, and when it builds up in your blood, it stirs up inflammation, thereby increasing your heart disease risk.
Vitamin B12 converts homocysteine to a benign amino acid, but it can only do that if you have enough of it in your system! Unfortunately, B12 is a very common deficiency, especially in the elderly, those who have had gastric surgery and people who use acid reducers.
But our Hydroxaden 2.5 B12 spray is an easy, convenient way to take care of this crucial need! Just 5 sprays under your tongue every day provide a health-supporting dose of B12, as well as its heart disease prevention partners B3 and B6.
Vitamin D to fight inflammation
Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties that can counteract inflammation in your arteries.
It’s also a common deficiency because so many people completely shun the sun, and your body needs sun exposure (and cholesterol!) to manufacture vitamin D.
To ensure you have proper levels of this heart-loving nutrient, supplementation with a therapeutic formula like Optimum D-K Formula with FruiteX-B® is the way to go.
Optimum DK Formula provides a healthful 5,000 IU dose of vitamin D, plus vitamins K1 and K2 and the mineral boron. All of these nutrients work together to enhance cardiovascular health as well as bone health and immune support too!
Omega-3 essential fatty acids to lower blood pressure
Omega-3 fatty acids have been medically proven to help lower blood pressure!
Plus they can fight inflammation in your arteries and they help reduce the stickiness in your platelets and curb fibrinogens (which contribute to plaque).
VitalMega-3 is your ticket to getting a health-supporting dose of these crucial fats.
Each 2-capsule dose of VitalMega-3 provides 1,200 mg of inflammation-soothing Omega-3 EFAs, including the Superstars EPA and DHA.
In addition to cardiovascular health, Omega-3 fats are vital for brain and nervous system health too!
Now you’re an expert!
Now you are an expert when it comes to fats and heart disease prevention, and if anyone (including your doctor) questions you, show them this article.
To your health,