Dr. Shayesteh: Truth about low-fat diets

Dr. Shayesteh talks about low fat diets

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Dr. Shayesteh said new dietary guidelines for 2015 will have no fat restrictions.

He said this is because new research shows that people following a low-fat diet resulted in them eating more sugar, starches, refined grains and processed foods, which led to an increased risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

He said the new guidelines focus on the quality, and not the quantity, of fats being consumed. Dr. Shayesteh said the recommendation is to consume more healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, avocado and fish.

He said the Mediterranean diet is the best to follow the guidelines, even though 35 percent of it is fats because the fats are the “good kind.”

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