A new 12-month human clinical study involving 577 participants conducted in Malaysia reveals we aren’t doing our hearts any favors by eating a high-carb diet. And while that high-carb diet was associated with increased heart disease risk factors, fat intake didn’t move the needle one way or the other.
“As my grandmother always said, it’s never a good idea to completely ignore an entire food group. Proteins, carbs and fats all deserve a place in a heart-healthy diet. But you should do two things different because of this study: Pay closer attention to the type of carbs you’re eating and have a place for saturated fats on your plate.”
Based on this study, Viverito advised his readers to pay closer attention to the types of carbs they consume. “Start buying more raw ingredients and slowly build your culinary repertoire and produce great tasting meals that are healthier for you and your family while benefiting the planet as well.”
To replace trans fat, many food manufacturers have turned to the tropics. They’ve learned that Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is a natural, heart-healthy substitute for the once ubiquitous PHOs.
How are you taking care of your heart this Valentine’s Day? One easy way is to choose products that contain Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.