A heart healthy diet is one that maintains balance. Eating too much saturated fat is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A diet high in saturated fat causes a soft, waxy substance called cholesterol to build up in the arteries. Too much fat also increases the risk of heart disease because of its high calorie content, which increases the chance of becoming obese (another risk factor for heart disease).
I recently answered a question related to corn starch that made me think about a conversation I heard awhile back. The conversation was more of a debate on corns' status as a vegetable, its' lack of nutritional value, and link to health problems. It was proposed that corn should be banned from production. The debate went on to…