Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode of Live Lean TV I’m talking about 2 serious food threats to your health.
Question #1: tell me in the comment section below, what’s the #1 leading cause of death in the US?
If you said, watching boring romance movies…that would be #2.
Answer: The #1 leading cause of death in the US is heart disease.
According to the CDC, 1 out of every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease.
Question #2: tell me in the comments below, what’s 1 of the top 3 leading factors that increases the risk of heart disease?
Answer #2. LDL Cholesterol.
Question #3: tell me in the comments below, which 2 serious food threats are associated with elevated LDL cholesterol?
If you said, saturated fats, you’d be wrong and mislead by the mainstream media.
Natural forms of saturated fats have been proven NOT to be a leading cause of heart disease as they actually raise the good kind of cholesterol, HDL cholesterol.
If you want to learn more about this, I did another video on this topic right here.
Here’s the correct answer…
Answer #3. Trans fat.
Trans fats are typically found in foods containing partially hydrogenated oils.
They’re cheap and man made in a lab, as they are chemically altered to increase the shelf life, add texture, and enhance the flavor of the food.
They’ve been proven to increase LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and decrease HDL cholesterol (the good kind).
This throws the important cholesterol ratio way out of whack, thus turbocharging your risk of heart disease.
What’s even more scary is I read a stat that…
Trans fats are found in up to 40% of all food in the grocery store.
They’re mainly found in processed foods such as:
And if you’re still buying these foods because the package says “Trans Fat Free”, think again.
According to FDA rules, food companies can round down.
If the food contains 0.4g of trans fat per serving, it can be marketed as 0g.
So if you eat 5 servings worth of chips (which happens all the time), that would equal 2g of trans fats.
If there is one type of food to avoid, it’s trans fats.
If the ingredients list contains partially hydrogenated oils, AVOID.
The American Heart Association says to limit trans fat to less than 2g per day.
The Live Lean Nation says to limit trans fat to 0g per day. Don’t piss off your heart.
The other serious food threat to associated with elevated LDL cholesterol is…
Yes, excessive sugary carbohydrates can lead to an increase in triglycerides (which is fat in our blood) and an increase in LDL cholesterol.
It has been shown that people with…
Low HDL cholesterol (which is the good cholesterol) and high triglycerides, have a 6 times greater risk of heart disease.
Think about it, when people have a diet high in trans fats as well as high in sugary processed carbs like cookies, chips, breads, and baked goods…
It significantly raises triglyceride levels and lowers HDL cholesterol.
That nasty combo increases risk of heart disease by 6 times.
The other 2 leading risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure and smoking.
Foods causing high blood pressure could be a whole other video, so if you want to see that, leave a comment below.
And since smoking is not really related to food, I’ll just say this.
It’s the year 2015. Why the f*&k are you still smoking bro?
It’s time to take control back of your health by getting back to the basics. That is learning how to mainly cook with one ingredient foods like meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fruit.
Now this might sound boring, but not when you know how easy it is to make these foods taste great. And that’s what hundreds of other Live Leaners just like you are doing over at our Inner Circle Site, TeamLiveLean.com
Our members have access to over 100 delicious and easy cooking lesson recipe videos showing you how to make healthy meals, snacks, and sides. They also get a new cooking lesson recipe video every week as well as monthly workout programs, and so much more.
If you’re ready to take control back of your health, I invite you to join us at TeamLiveLean.com and change your life.
Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.