Jul 22, 2013 3:01am
Good fats do not give you heart problems. The reason experts say that fat gives heart problems, is because unhealthy fats cause you to gain weight which causes the heart problems, but good fats do not make you gain weight, and, therefore, do not cause heart problems. Excessive consummation of fat (even healthy fat) is not healthy and will make you gain weight, but under no circumstance should it be greatly limited. For instance, a diet with 50% fat consisting of high amounts of peanut oil and hydrogenated soybean oil will cause weight gain and, consequently, heart problems. Protein will cause problems, if it is consumed excessively, and even that depends on the protein itself. Good proteins like chicken, turkey, fish, and lean beef will cause no problems, if they are consumed in the right amounts. For example, a diet of 70% unhealthy protein (high in saturated fat) will cause anatomical problems. Good carbs will not cause any problems either, but when someone is trying to lose weight, the carbs should be limited, because they cause a person's blood sugar to spike which causes weight gain. Now, it is good to eat vegetables, but those are very low in carbs in general. Good protein and good fat cause no spikes in blood sugar and will not cause weight gain unless consumed excessively. In my opinion, a person's diet should be 45% good protein, 30% good fat, and 25% good carbs (like vegetables), if they are trying to lose weight. The carbs that should be eaten include non-starchy vegetables and low sugar fruits.