Whole foods–the way to go

whole foods

Imagine a world where double cheeseburgers and nachos are good for your heart and fried chicken, French fries and chocolate chip cookies make you shed pounds like a bride before her wedding day.

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Sounds like paradise, doesn’t it? Sadly, the foods many of us often crave aren’t the things we should be eating. Yesterday I watched a cardiologist on Fox News reporting that fat is not the culprit in the fight against heart disease – it’s the sugar and simple carbs we should be avoiding.

He noted Americans are fatter than ever before after 50 years of counting calories and cutting the fat in our diets.

Finally, the voice of reason.  This doc has performed thousands of open heart surgeries and he says the dieticians who preach the low fat, low calorie diets have it all wrong.  Bring on the real buttah!

He said a whole-foods approach to eating is the healthiest way to go. By whole-foods, he didn’t mean the trendy g­rocery store that puts a dent in your checking account. He was talking about food in its most natural state. For example, raw veggies are best, followed by lightly steamed or sauteed.

Avoid packaged and processed foods as much as possible and you’ve got a head start on being good to your heart. 

Things like alcohol and fat aren’t the evil things doctors once thought they were either. The trick is to have the right kinds of fats and to drink alcohol in moderation.

Avoid packaged and processed foods as much as possible and you’ve got a head start on being good to your heart.

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  1. My partner, Thomas Gass, started (yesterday) a 3 month program of eating no meat, milk or milk products. He has his “Bible” and will go with it for 3 months to see if his lipids, cholesterol and blood pressure improve with the all Vegetable Program.

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