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5 Bad Foods for Your Heart

 

 

Fueling your heart with healthy foods is more beneficial than eating high cholesterol foods. Keep bad foods with cholesterol at bay from your regular diet and replace these with healthy foods. However, most of us are unaware that our regular diets contain numerous amounts of bad cholesterol in them, despite being careful.

Here’s our list of 5 bad foods for your heart:

Deep Fried Food

The connection between eating foods high in cholesterol and heart disease is well known. Studies show that the consumption of fried foods like French fries, fried chicken and other fried items are linked to an increased risk of heart diseases because they are all high cholesterol food.

Candy

Studies have suggested that the sugar industry is largely responsible for the triggering heart diseases. Any food that is high in added sugar contributes to obesity, high cholesterol and the likes- which are risk factors for heart disease. Eating too much candy will result in a large amount of intake of unhealthy substances like sugar and fats. If you’re unwilling to give up on your sweet-tooth cravings, replace candy with dark chocolate that has been proven to improve heart health.

Processed Meat

Processed meat, like bacon and sausage, can be high in saturated fat but are also high in salt. Doctors suggest that majority of the people prone to heart disease should be on a salt-restricted diet as sodium is linked to high blood pressure.

Soft Drinks and Sugar-sweetened Juices

Despite being a favourite for fitness enthusiasts and the health conscious, added sugars in packaged fruit juices contain large amounts of added sugar, which harms the heart. Similarly, beverages or soft drinks also contain harmful sugars. Studies show that 200 ml of soft drink each day is enough to increase the risk of heart failure by 23%. High sugary drinks result in heart failure because it causes weight gain and diabetes.

Margarine

It is certain that diet that is high in trans-fats appears to increase the risk of heart disease. Trans-fats are common in margarine which is solid at room temperature. Studies have found that a person, who eats four or more teaspoons of margarine in a day, increases his risk of developing a heart disease by 50%.

Apart from this, studies found that eating more fruits, vegetables, nuts, fruits and omega-3 fatty acids are good for the heart, so replacing the above-mentioned food with these healthy alternatives, will be beneficial for the heart and will also lower the risk of heart disease.

Along with keeping a track of the food that is consumed, it is vital to have a check on your heart. Monitoring your heart health can give you the know-how of how well your heart is keeping up. You can always get a diagnosis at Apollo Diagnostics where our team of pathological experts will diagnose your issue with accuracy and quality. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment primarily focuses on delivering expertise so that your doctor can make informed decisions.

Before you alter your diet to healthy options, find out how well your heart is right now. Dial us at 040 44442424 for a heart health test now!

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