I really don't see the harm in eating a "heart healthy" diet. Can someone give me one good reason (ie. a reason that's not based on what you feel is right)?
It really, really easy to come across food loaded with sodium and saturated fats in this day and age. To err on the side of caution will probably spit you out at "normal intake" level for those sorts of things. Not "under." I don't think North America's big health problem is cause they're not getting enough fat, sodium and cholesterol in their diets.
And as for eggs, my grandmother ate them a lot when she was looking to lose a lot of weight and had a stroke. The doctor said it was probably the eggs that did it. Yeah, eggs every once in a while certainly won't kill you, but calling them heart healthy is misleading.
I know people say "you NEED unhealthy foods cause they balance you out" but this just sounds like a bunch of excuses to me. Need? Want, maybe, but not need. I just want reasons why we need potato chips and bacon and cheese on our everything?
But I guess I'm just not one of those "live to eat" people.