The current population in the United States is the first society in history that is simultaneously overweight and malnourished.
Back in the 70s, obesity skyrocketed because organizations like the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology promoted low-fat diets and low-fat foods that replaced fats with sugar and processed carbohydrates.
We often hear that low-fat diets, low cholesterol diets, and veganism can help you lose weight and get healthy. However, these diets are often bad for your heart. Humans need good HDL cholesterol, healthy fats, and certain vitamins found in animal products like B12 and D in order to function. By skipping these food groups, you’re actually more prone to heart disease and obesity.
Listen as cardiologist Barbara Hudson Roberts joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss diets and heart health.