[In my opinion, cardiologist Richard Fogoros provides the best medical information on heart disease on the Web]
from the article:
At the end of the day, we can state four general rules that all parties – both low fat and low carb – would agree to:
1) Avoid the simple carbohydrates that cause rapid rises and falls in insulin levels – pasta, potatoes, rice, and products made from refined flour.
2) Eat the more complex carbohydrates – vegetables and fruits – that supply necessary vitamins and roughage, without stimulating rapid rises and falls in insulin levels.
3) Eat foods that supply the “good” fats – fish, nuts, olives, avocados.
4) Avoid processed foods of any type that contain transfatty acids – possibly the worst kind of fat you can ingest.