Dr. Ann

Trans fats – This truly toxic man-made fat provides a quadruple insult to your arteries – clogging them more readily than any other food ever identified. Trans fats boost LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower HDL (good) cholesterol, elevate triglycerides, and incite damaging inflammation in your arteries. Strictly avoid them by staying away from stick margarine, shortening, […]

When dining out, there are a couple foods you should absolutely AVOID to make sure you are eating the healthiest. You should really try to stay away from these foods: Fried foods (fries, fish sandwiches, fried chicken) Oversized portions Full fat salad dressings Biscuits Sugar-fortified beverages (cola, sweet tea) Anything with cheese on it Instead, […]

In what was the most eyebrow-raising report I reviewed this month, Princeton University researchers found that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is uniquely fattening relative to regular table sugar, and when consumed long term, leads to dramatic weight gain.  To investigate, researchers performed two separate laboratory experiments with rats.  In the first, male rats were […]