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Banish These "Healthy Oils" to Guard Your Heart

Banish These "Healthy Oils" to Guard Your Heart

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  • Fish is a rich source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, and eating baked or broiled fish was found to reduce risk of heart failure in postmenopausal women. However, deep-fried fish—likely due to being cooked in vegetable oils—was linked to an increased risk of heart failure
  • While the medical establishment has advised you to consume vegetable oils (i.e. trans fats) instead of saturated fat in order to prevent heart disease, human trials have conclusively demonstrated that vegetable oils increase your risk of heart disease and should be avoided
  • Fish is no longer an ideal source of omega-3 fats, due to widespread contamination with toxins like mercury and PCB’s. A healthier alternative is to take a high-quality animal-based omega-3 supplement, such as krill oil.

By Dr. Mercola

A recent study published in the journal Circulation, Heart Failure, sought to ascertain whether fish or the fatty acids they contain are independently associated with risk for incident of heart failure among postmenopausal women.


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