The Zone Diet Author Dr. Barry Sears
Change Your Diet for a Healthier Heart
We interview the author of The Zone Diet in honor of American Heart Month. Dr. Barry Sears talks about recent developments in the understanding of heart disease, and how focus is shifting from cholesterol to inflammation. Americans are eating foods that are increasingly inflammatory, due to an increase of refined carbohydrates and omega-6 fatty acids found in soybean oil, saffron oil and corn oil. The carbohydrates lead to an increased production of insulin, which when it mixes with omega-6 fatty acids becomes a kind of toxic fat.
Dr. Sears explains the difference between omega-3 fatty acids, which are heart-healthy, and omega-6 fatty acids. He also describes that too much inflammation is bad for the body. He also talks about the role genetics play in heart disease, about how you can change your diet to improve your diet and live longer.