2 Serious Food Threats

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2 Foods That Raise The Risk of America’s #1 Killer

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.

What Are Trans Fats?

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.

Foods Containing Trans Fat:

They’re mainly found in processed foods such as:

  • Baked goods like cookies & bread
  • Chips
  • Cereals
  • Anything deep fried like french fries
  • Anything battered like packaged chicken fingers
  • Even frozen dinners

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.

This means…

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.

Moving on…

The other serious food threat to associated with elevated LDL cholesterol is…

#2. Excessive Sugar

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.

Other Risk Factors For Heart Disease

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?

Bottom Line Live Lean Nation…

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.

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46 responses to “2 Serious Food Threats

  1. Saturated fats have never been scientifically proven to help fight LDL
    cholesterol, this is just dumb bro science.

  2. 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.

  3. Is the sugar found in whole fruits something to look out for as well? I am
    asking because 90% of my diet is fruit.

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