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Even more evidence that we’re eating all wrong

Forget fat, it’s carbs that might stick it to your ticker.
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A healthy diet may contain more fat and fewer carbs than previously recommended.

From the glorious gluttony that is the turducken, to the gustatory pleasures (#foodporn) that make up so many Instagram photos, Americans sure do know how to eat. What to eat—that is, what we should be eating to stay healthy—remains somewhat elusive. We’re told that Veganism, the meat-heavy Paleo Diet, and the somewhere-in-the-middle Mediterranean Diet are all good for us, contradictions be damned.

But two new studies in on nutrition and cardiovascular health—examining which diets made people most prone to develop or even die from major heart-related diseases—are shedding some light on the situation. Their conclusions? While we’ve long been told we should lay off the , the new studies support the growing school of thought that pose the real threat. And while we should still try to consume ——we may need fewer servings per day than the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently recommends.

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