The #1 Worst Food for Your Heart (HINT: It’s Not Sugar)

This is the worst food for your heart—it's not sugar, but it's everywhere!

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0:00 Introduction: The #1 worst food for your heart
0:43 Side effects of consuming trans fats
1:17 Trans fats explained
8:26 What to do
9:50 Learn how to support heart health with tocotrienols!

Today we're going to talk about the absolute worst food for the heart: trans fats. While sugar is bad for the heart, trans fats are even worse. In 2015, the FDA no longer classified trans fats as safe.

Consuming trans fats increases the risk of several serious health issues, including:
• Heart attack
• Stroke
• Type 2 diabetes
• Cancer
• Increased LDL
• Decreased HDL
• Inflammation
• Autoimmune diseases
• Infertility
• Tendon and bone degeneration

Partially hydrogenated oils contain trans fats, but products that contain either partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated fats should be avoided to help protect against heart disease and other health problems.

It turns out that animal feed still contains trans fats. This means that you could consume trans fats indirectly by consuming animals fed trans fats. Restaurants also commonly serve foods containing trans fats.

There's even a loophole that allows half of a gram of trans fats in one serving size to claim that a product has zero trans fats. Overall, it's crucial to read food labels and be aware of what you're eating, especially at restaurants.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  1. Polly Purree on March 4, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Nursing home food killed my grandfather. He checked himself in at 96 because he had leg injuries from several farm accidents over the years. He was farming 5 acres of land by himself until he was 94. Other than the legs, he was in good shape health wise. He ate mostly homemade soup at home, particularly chicken and beef. When he went into the nursing home, they fed him highly processed, trans fat types of food. He ended up having gall bladder problems and died from that. He had family that lived to be well over 100, such as his mother (116), a cousin (111), etc and would have probably been the same way if not for processed food.

    • Nan's Global Kitchen on March 4, 2023 at 6:31 pm

      ​@Qutaiba Alhaj Exactly 💯

    • Hirley Issayana on March 4, 2023 at 7:04 pm

      My mom works a a CNA and it’s what you say it’s true. Some nursing home don’t feed them good food. It’s a sad situation when circumstances don’t allow some to care for their parents.

    • Robin Ford on March 4, 2023 at 7:09 pm

      That’s why when loved ones are in hospital or nursing home, family brings them healthy food. I did this for years for my family. Had a friend yelling at me when I was in hospital, telling me what I should be eating, I didn’t disagree with her BUT did tell her if we weren’t 3 hours away from each other, she would bring me the healthy foods. She doesn’t have a car. I was unable to just order whatever I wanted from kitchen. I wasn’t at a health spa. Lol SADLY they only have minimal choices and so I tried to request the least of the evils … home now and my entire digestive system is unbalanced, go figure. I’m determined to build my body back the healthiest way possible and thank you Dr.Berg and all the people here who ” Get it “. Stay healthy and blessed. ❤✌️

    • Aaron Kubach on March 4, 2023 at 7:19 pm

      @charlie silverman property taxes are very low in many areas throughout the country. Depends where it is at.

  2. Teresa Rose on March 4, 2023 at 11:36 am

    Look forward to your video every morning. Thank you Dr Berg. It’s amazing how much healthier I’m eating since watching your videos 2 years ago. Little by little!

    • D W on March 4, 2023 at 4:05 pm

      Disappointed in Dr Berg that he didn’t disclose the MAIN source for trans fats in America- mono and diglycerides (another loophole as emulsifiers don’t have to be labeled as trans fats). I’m posting this comment to save lives. DO NOT CONSUME MONO and/or DIGLYCERIDES

  3. Okay Boomer on March 4, 2023 at 11:36 am

    After following Dr Berg, and other enlightened YouTubers during the last twelve months, when I visit the local supermarket I just see rows and rows of poisons; it’s no wonder that the corporate establishment wants to control the internet.

    • S. Giles on March 4, 2023 at 1:37 pm

      Same here. You stop recognizing the processed stuff with printed labels as ‘food’ and just walk right past it.

    • Sal on March 4, 2023 at 3:42 pm

      Indeed! If you took out all the isles of food we don’t need, we are left with about 2 isles, possibly less! Crazy!

    • D W on March 4, 2023 at 4:05 pm

      Disappointed in Dr Berg that he didn’t disclose the MAIN source for trans fats in America- mono and diglycerides (another loophole as emulsifiers don’t have to be labeled as trans fats)

  4. Catcha Cow on March 4, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Very honest of you to admit! I myself horrified myself after eating, say, an oven pizza – and then realising it serves 4! A good tip that I have adopted is use your large plates to serve your salads/veg, and a very small plate for everything else (per person). I detest how food companies are making everyone ill, just to increase the profit for the shareholders. I bet the ones at the top, don’t eat their own products!

    • Ian Stuart on March 4, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      @catchacow1927  Same ad here in Canada too!

    • Ken Nixox on March 4, 2023 at 4:44 pm

      My thoughts completely. The CEO’s of these companies have probably never been into the kitchens of their homes to where the personal chef’s prepare the food which is of the highest quality.

    • Ken Nixox on March 4, 2023 at 4:45 pm

      @David Catlett The same reason why the people at the top of social media companies don’t let their kids use the websites.

    • Sara Cruze on March 4, 2023 at 6:30 pm

      ​@David Catlett Even better don’t buy the junk out of sight out of mind….this has helped me.

  5. Yankee 🌹 Rose on March 4, 2023 at 11:39 am

    The FDA could careless about our health. READ THE LABELS. Thank you for this important reminder Dr. Berg! ❤

    • Noel Aguirre on March 4, 2023 at 6:45 pm

      You’re 100% spot on it’s one of the many reasons I avoided the jab.

    • Colin Marshall on March 4, 2023 at 6:45 pm

      Apparently we can’t even trust labels. 0g trans fat doesn’t mean 0g? How is that legal?

    • Concrete on March 4, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      @Colin Marshall I never trust them past pct, first ingredient is heaviest, next… 113+ grams?!?!🤯😱 In a bag supposed to less than 7g? Utterly criminal!!!

    • selena cordeiro on March 4, 2023 at 6:55 pm

      Labels don’t tell us everything. It’s best to eat natural foods or make treats ourselves when we feel snackie 😆

    • Shirin on March 4, 2023 at 7:18 pm

      *care less

  6. CrissyJs Way Vlogs on March 4, 2023 at 11:42 am

    I appreciate this video. I’ve been SUPER stressed out these last few weeks and I have been eating HORRIBLY. Processed foods, fast foods, junk, candy, you name it!! I have to get myself back on track and realize I’m only hurting myself even MORE on top of the stress.

    Thanks for sharing ❤

    • Chuck Lee Zodiac on March 4, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      @gollybox been avoiding / limiting sugar for 1 year. yesterday, just for fun, i ate 2 doughnuts and 2 pieces of cake. woke up with sore knees. funny how the body works.

    • shijshi on March 4, 2023 at 3:26 pm

      Same here. I need to get back on track.

    • Red Pilled Latino on March 4, 2023 at 3:41 pm

      Fasting will do a lot to reverse any bad thing you may have done recently. Relax and do the next right thing .

    • Alstroemeria227 again on March 4, 2023 at 5:48 pm

      You are not alone. I started a new job and have been eating my stress. But I don’t want to stay here in these bad habits.

    • Laura E. Gutierrez on March 4, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      You’re NOT the only beloved, many of us fall of the wagon. Knowing we know better!! I will tell you since I stopped eating ALL GLUTEN products, my body felt better. Still have a ways to go….but I too fell off my wagon in 2020….so it’s been 2 plus years…i was Vegan for 2 Yrs….Life happens lost my Dad in 2020…life has been definitely challenging. Keep on Keeping 💪🏻…..take it Day By Day!!
      God Bless ✝️

  7. Moses Akello on March 4, 2023 at 11:52 am

    The most transparent health practitioner. Who else loves Dr. Berg?

    • HEALTH VISION on March 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm

      Yes 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️

    • Lea DiMento O'Brien on March 4, 2023 at 6:02 pm

      Please intervew Sally k. Norton about OXALATES

    • Ái Vy on March 4, 2023 at 6:46 pm

      Me 😋

    • renewklear86 on March 4, 2023 at 7:07 pm

      Love him or “in love” with him?

    • Meriem Planet on March 4, 2023 at 7:17 pm


  8. Shaktivel Murugan Subramaniam on March 4, 2023 at 11:58 am

    The way Dr. Eric Berg represents each episode about health, which is absolutely awesome and also informs us indirectly that we humans are left nothing to eat except organic fruits and vegetables and eaw water (not the ro water).
    Now, no matter how much you earn and you still live like a beggar, if not, the rich have to consume the currencies 😊

  9. JRDNGIXX on March 4, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Since discovering Dr. Berg’s channel here a little over a month ago, my whole lifestyle has changed. Threw out corn oil and replaced it with organic virgin olive oil, got rid of my “fat free” nestle coffee mate creamer, cut out all sugar and 90% of carbs, and got my elderly parents on a very similar cleansing and healthier diet along with smarter food choices to consume and it made all the difference. They haven’t used their diabetes pills (which they’ve been living on taking them multiple times daily for the past 20+ years) in over a month as the readings are always at or bellow 120 when theirs would be between 150-220 daily before. They feel great and lost a lot around the waist and feel healthier. Dr. Thank you, you are God sent 🙏 with your invaluable information changing lives daily.

    • jo griffiths on March 4, 2023 at 2:33 pm


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    • art cook on March 4, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      I done the same yrs back and 81 healthy as hell berg put out the truth

    • soulseek80 nic on March 4, 2023 at 5:27 pm

      May i know what brand is your organic virgin olive oil?

    • C Michael on March 4, 2023 at 5:42 pm

      @soulseek80 nic as long as it’s Organic Virgin Olive Oil, the brand shouldn’t matter too much.

  10. R. Blakehole on March 4, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Back in the early 90’s I worked for a natural yogurt maker. One day our mechanic, who also worked for other companies as well, came in with a huge lump of fully hydrogenated food oil he had picked up at another of the food companies he worked for. It was like a lump of grey/white plastic. Quite hard. We all stood around wondering how us humans had been so programmed that we would eat that.

    • L P on March 4, 2023 at 5:14 pm

      I’ve noticed when rinsing dishes that saturated fat will rinse completely off with just water but “vegetable oils” will remain no matter how much water you use to rinse.

    • Noel Aguirre on March 4, 2023 at 6:50 pm

      @esperago I honestly don’t know which is worst for our bodies lar or plastic I think they’re about the same.

  11. Rob Banks on March 4, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Dr. Berg is really a blessing. Funny that much of his wisdom is common sense which isn’t so common nowadays. Hope his messages continue to spread far and wise. I live in Russia and have even seen his videos translated into Russian.

  12. gloria Cote on March 4, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg. I am very aware of processed food and labels. Your videos are life changing, life saving.

    • D W on March 4, 2023 at 4:05 pm

      Disappointed in Dr Berg that he didn’t disclose the MAIN source for trans fats in America- mono and diglycerides (another loophole as emulsifiers don’t have to be labeled as trans fats)

  13. Allens Wrench on March 4, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    I’m 50 this year and 21 stone. I was 24 stone 3 years ago then lost 4 stone but due to my long hours and sedentary job it’s creeping back on. I’ve started Keto and lost almost 10lb in two weeks with the aim of losing 4 stone. I’ve eaten loads of steak, fish, chicken, fish, some green veg and cheese and loads of eggs. I’ve cut out processed stuff and added sugar and I feel so much better. The food industry is in league with big pharma. The food companies ruin your health with the poison in it, meaning you become dependant on meds for the rest of your days and paying them forever. Videos like this have changed my attitude to food completely. I don’t even crave this stuff now. Life changing.

    • Silviogiovanni Viola on March 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm

      Stones? Use kg!!!!!

    • Cindy S on March 4, 2023 at 4:38 pm

      @Silviogiovanni Viola use POUNDS so someone over here can Undrrstand You.
      If you enter someone’s house you should at least TRY to speak their language.

    • Turkee G on March 4, 2023 at 6:02 pm

      ​@Cindy S This isn’t someone’s house. Dr. Berg’s channel is worldwide.

    • Alec Kinnear on March 4, 2023 at 7:04 pm

      @Cindy S The variety of ways to describe the world is part of its beauty. Converting stones to kg is not difficult. Learn something, get out of your miserable US-centric shell and enjoy the world. @allenswrench Well done, thanks for your story.

  14. CD on March 4, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Been avoiding Hydrogenated anything for 20 years now. I also been avoiding HFCS’s and fake sugars, especially aspartame. So far… not high BP or any serious health concerns. I must admit I still have a sweet tooth I am psychologically fighting.
    I have a saying… If you are eating Margarine, it is almost the same as melting the plastic container and spreading that on your toast.

    • Jose Abboud on March 4, 2023 at 3:43 pm

      @Mjpaeschke The No 1 poison. As a matter of fact, a recent new study suggests its high cancerous effect. And yes, honey is perfect alternative.

    • D W on March 4, 2023 at 4:05 pm

      Disappointed in Dr Berg that he didn’t disclose the MAIN source for trans fats in America- mono and diglycerides (another loophole as emulsifiers don’t have to be labeled as trans fats)

    • Suzy Q on March 4, 2023 at 5:03 pm

      ​@drifterman3196 Hace you seen honey on the glycerin scale? Through the roof dear.

  15. hakan selamoglu on March 4, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    You’re continuously saving some lives dear sir.
    Most importantly, you are making lives healthier and more comfortable.
    Best regards.

  16. Paul Campbell on March 4, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    I would love to see a list of every food made with trans fats… It would be much easier to avoid them! Thank you, Dr. Berg!

    • art cook on March 4, 2023 at 4:32 pm

      @P2J2 read the book Eat right for your blood type

    • DX on March 4, 2023 at 4:38 pm


    • Blue Spruce on March 4, 2023 at 5:36 pm

      @Stone Fox
      I can’t even see the fine print, even with my glasses on!

    • Blue Spruce on March 4, 2023 at 6:56 pm

      @Zakaullah Khan 
      Enlarge the photo?
      You mean, of the white dog? The dog is, Stag….one of 2 childhood dogs I grew up with.
      But, I’m not savvy! I don’t know how to enlarge it and send it somewhere.
      Interesting request, tho! ☺️

  17. Min Nap on March 4, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Great video! It reinforced my need to always read nutrition labels also the ingredient list and learn what any chemical sounding ingredient really is. On a side note, I’ve had Roam Sticks from Singing Pastures and they are delicious. A little costly, maybe, but if you’re eating healthy Keto and IF, you don’t need to be gorging 12 sticks in one sitting. 😊

  18. ummerrahh on March 4, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    When trans fats came out, I was in college, and my friend that was taking upper-level chemistry told me to stay away from trans fats. ” There’s something not right about them.” That always stuck in my head as I read the ingredient lists. ‘High fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated vegetable oil ….” was at the top of the list in so many products.

    • D W on March 4, 2023 at 4:03 pm

      Disappointed in Dr Berg that he didn’t disclose the MAIN source for trans fats in America- mono and diglycerides (another loophole as emulsifiers don’t have to be labeled as trans fats)

    • J L on March 4, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      Salad dressings…ugh

    • Melisentia Pheiffer on March 4, 2023 at 6:19 pm

      It’s in everything. I’m avoiding products that contain them completely.

  19. bluebutterfly244 on March 4, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Wow, they just never stop looking for ways to profit at the expense of our health. It’s insidious. Thank you AGAIN Dr. Berg for giving us the insight we would not normally have on these very important matters!!

  20. bunjicarlin1 on March 4, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    I’ve been IF’ing off and on over the last 20 years. I found your videos in January of this year, 2023, and as instructed, I watched your video on a beginners guide to IF and Ketosis. I started on January 22nd, and as of today, March 4th, I’ve lost 18lbs and dropped three pant sizes following you and another intelligent YouTubers advice to the latter. Thank you.

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