A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease. But the important message in the study, which I reveal below, gets lost in the oversimplified headline and cheesy photo.
When we hear the words "healthy eating," we immediately match up certain foods with different parts of our bodies: milk and soy for strong bones; Brussels sprouts and bok choy for the lungs; ginger for the stomach; even egg yolks and yellow corn for the eyes. But what about our hearts? Surely there's a special menu for that, right?