5 of the Worst Foods for Your Heart

Heart disease, which is also called cardiovascular disease, kills more people in the United States every year than all types of cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease put together.

Heart disease can be caused by things like not getting enough exercise, being stressed out, or having an underlying health problem. 

But a diet that isn't good for your heart can also make you more likely to have a stroke, heart attack, or heart disease.

Worse yet, you might not even know how bad your diet is for your heart. Some of the worst things you can eat for your heart may even be things you eat every day.

Step away from that cheeseburger or juicy steak if you want to protect your heart health.

Fatty red meats

Next time you want to drink a high-fructose corn syrup-filled soda, energy drink, sports drink, sweetened sparkling water, or juice, try a glass of water or another drink that doesn't have a lot of sugar instead.

Soda and other sugary drinks

High-fat dairy products, like whole-fat milk, butter or stick margarine, cream, and cream cheese, can make you more likely to get heart disease if you eat them often.

High-fat dairy products

About 90% of Americans eat too much sodium, which makes them more likely to have a stroke, high blood pressure, or heart attack.


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