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On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing the 2 ingredients that increase your risk of heart disease and cause serious threats to your health.
I want you to stop reading right now, scroll to the bottom of the page, and tell me your answer in the comment section below.
All right, thanks for participating.
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.
Tell me your answer in the comment section below.
Answer: 1 of the top 3 leading factors that increases the risk of heart disease is elevated levels of LDL cholesterol.
Tell me your answer in the comments below.
If you said saturated fats are linked to elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, you’d be wrong and you have been 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, which is HDL cholesterol.
If you want to learn more about this, I did another video post on this topic called The Truth About Saturated Fat.
If your answer was trans fats, you would be correct.
Answer: Trans fats.
The first serious food threat that is associated with elevated LDL cholesterol, and increases your risk of heart disease, are trans fats.
Trans fats are cheap, man made, and chemically altered in a lab to:
Foods containing trans fat typically include an ingredient called partially hydrogenated oils.
Trans fats have been proven to increase bad LDL cholesterol and decrease good HDL cholesterol.
This throws the important HDL to LDL cholesterol ratio way out of whack, thus turbocharging your risk of heart disease.
The following stat is even scarier.
Back in 2015, I read an analysis from the Environment Working Group (EWG) that trans fats may be found in up to 40% of all foods in the grocery store.
Foods containing trans fats are mainly found in processed foods containing partially hydrogenated oils.
This means you should avoid all processed foods that lists partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients list.
Common processed foods containing trans fats include:
If you’re still buying these processed foods because the food label on the package claims it’s “Trans Fat Free”, think again.
According to FDA rules, food companies can round down.
If a food contains 0.4 grams of trans fats per serving, it can be marketed as 0 grams of trans fats or trans fats free.
Look at is this way.
If you are eating 5 servings worth of potato chips, which happens to a lot of us, that would equal 2 grams of trans fats.
That’s not good.
If there is one type of food to avoid, it’s trans fats.
Let me repeat this again.
If the ingredients list contains partially hydrogenated oils, always avoid it.
The American Heart Association says to limit trans fats to less than 2 grams per day.
However, the Live Lean Nation says to limit trans fats to 0 grams per day.
Don’t piss off your heart.
Let’s move on.
The second serious food threat that is associated with elevated LDL cholesterol, and increases your risk of heart disease, is excessive sugar consumption.
Yes, excessive sugary carbohydrates can lead to an increase in triglycerides, which is the fat in your blood.
High levels of triglycerides can lead to an increase in LDL cholesterol, and a higher risk of heart disease.
It has been shown that people with low good HDL cholesterol and higher triglyceride levels, have a 6 times greater risk of heart disease.
Think about it.
When people have a diet high in trans fats and sugary processed carbohydrates, such as baked goods, cookies, chips, breads, and chips, it significantly raises triglyceride levels and lowers good HDL cholesterol.
This nasty combination increases the risk of heart disease 6 times.
The other 2 leading risk factors for heart disease are:
Foods causing high blood pressure could be a whole other video post, so if you want to see that, leave a comment below, and I’ll put something together for you.
Since smoking is not really related to food, I’ll just say this.
Why the f*&k are you still smoking?
It’s time to take control of your health, by getting back to the basics.
These basics include learning how to cook with mainly one ingredient foods, such as:
Now this may sound boring, but it’s not when you know how easy it is to make these foods taste great.
That’s what hundreds of other Live Leaners, just like you, are doing over at our inner circle site, Team Live Lean.
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 weekly meals plans, 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 Team Live Lean, and change your life.
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55 responses to “2 Ingredients That Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease”
do u konw anything about herbalife?
DAMN that hair is ON POINT!
Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat;
Saturated fats have never been scientifically proven to help fight LDL
cholesterol, this is just dumb bro science.
Yes, please do a video about foods that cause or high blood pressure.
High blood pressure food vid would be great. I am the bro that Steven Y was
#2 not eating properly
obesity and health related problems in general
You guys should advertise your app more
“Don’t piss off your heart.” I love this guy lol Anyway, do a video on the
keto diet Brad!
Love this kind of info. The myths about Saturated Fats and full eggs is a
constant battle. So many people I know, can’t wrap their mind around the
fact that those two fats are not the enemy. The media is the 3rd serious
food threat. I would love a vid on high blood pressure. My brother has
this issue. Knowledge is power my friend. Thanks for the vid.
Haha is it weird that I had a dream about working out with Brad Gouthro.
Why are you not vegan?
Well, I learned a lot today ?
Lard and vegetables oils?
Answering the question: heart attacks?
Can we see a video about foods that affect blood pressure, good and bad?
Please do cover the Hypertension angle of this… Thanks 🙂
I drink alot of 1% milk about 6cups a day and it has alot of sugars… time
to cut back i think
Number one you got me but I want to say car accidents
You the master live leaner Brad good video
Please create a video about what types of foods produce high blood
DIABETES FOR TWO?
#3 trans fat
Is it just as dangerous when you eat sugar from natural sources like
produce, legumes, and rice?
Is the sugar found in whole fruits something to look out for as well? I am
asking because 90% of my diet is fruit.
That’s why I love real foods, NATURAL foods ..
Thanks Brad ,
Partially hydrogenated oils
I give up lol
Hmm, I was wrong. Then… Eating bad sugary foods! Right?
Smoking cigarettes is da #1! Right?
Thanks again Brad, you are right great info!.
Hey nice vid
Is it just me, or did you get bigger? Dem Gainz!
2 Serious Food Threats