There is a major health problem in the United States. Thousands of people die needlessly of heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to prevent these deaths. On Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration announced that are going to work towards the elimination of trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils from manufactures who produce processed foods. Trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils are a major factor in heart disease.
Boraie Development LLC reminds us that not all fats are bad. Bloomberg also reports that the fat found in nuts and olive oil may actually be good for your heart. Doctors recommend these fats. Manufactured foods that have partially hydrogenated oils include pizza and donuts. Research has shown these food to be bad for you because they clog your arties and are a major cause of heart disease.
Saturated fats are the bad fats and are associated with elevated levels of LDL cholesterol. In contrast, fats found in olive oil are good fats and are associated with elevated levels of HDL cholesterol. High levels of HDL cholesterol in the blood is actually good for the heart and protects the heart from heart desease.
Eliminating trans fats is a start to healthier living. But there are other changes in the diet that are necessary. You must reduce the amounts of sugar, refined white flour and salt to name a few. Healthier foods should be increased in your diet such as fruits, fish and whole grains.