Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Eat Good Fat for Heart Health

For almost forty years, the medical establishment demonized dietary fat and claimed that a low-fat diet was the key to good health, particularly heart health. Of course, our ancestors knew better and recently the scientific evidence caught up with their folk wisdom. If you find it hard to accept that the "scientific consensus" could be so wrong for so long, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how and why good fats are essential for heart health.
Omega-3 fats — specifically EPA and DHA — are essential to your overall health, including your heart health.

A recent analysis of 19 studies confirms that regular consumption of fish and other omega-3 rich foods, including certain plant-based sources, may lower your risk of a fatal heart attack (myocardial infarction) by about 10 percent.1,2,3

This effect held true even after accounting for confounding factors like age, sex, ethnicity, diabetes and use of aspirin or cholesterol-lowering drugs  Read more

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