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7 Heart Disease Causing Foods

1. Potato Chips

On any healthy eating plan, potato chips are usually off-limits, as they are very high in calories, sodium, and fats. Eating over 2,000 milligrams of salt is the same as eating one teaspoon and can result in high blood pressure, which is a serious risk factor for heart disease.

2. Pancake Syrup

Made with high fructose corn syrup, consuming too much of this can result in an increase in triglycerides, which results in an increase in blood pressure and cholesterol.

3. Coffee Creamers

Loaded with mono and diglycerides and hydrogenated oils, known as the worse fats due to their harmful nature. Coffee creamers increase your harmful LDL cholesterol and decrease your good HDL cholesterol, a heart disease time bomb.

4. Cake

Containing huge quantities of sugar and partially hydrogenated oils, these cakes are potential sources of trans fat, which can result in heart disease.

5. Diet Soda

Most people believe that they are doing their body good by drinking diet soda rather than regular soda. Sugar-free doesn’t mean better, as artificial sweeteners can also have the same risk of metabolic disease. Your pancreas makes more insulin when you drink diet soda which leads to fat deposits and cardiovascular disease.

6. White Bread

Swapping out that white bread for fiber-rich alternatives will assist in reducing fat around your stomach and even better prevent heart disease. Refined grains found in white bread are stripped of minerals, fiber, and healthy fats which contribute to the promotion of heart health.

7. Ice Cream

Another source that leads to surges in insulin and triglycerides, can lead to a rise in systolic blood pressure and heart rate. It can also lead to blood platelets becoming clumpy and sticky leading to blockages of the small vessels of the heart, reducing blood flow to the heart.”